Anthony Funnell of Future Tense, a RadioNational program by Australia National Broadcasting, writes on China's growth in aid, increasing calls for aid transparency (and why donors may reluctant), and the mixed progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Brad Parks, AidData's executive director, is interviewed on AidData's effort to catalogue China's global footprint of development projects, and Samantha Custer, AidData's director of policy analysis, is interviewed on AidData's study examining whether funding was aligned to the Millennium Development Goals, and how funding is (or is not) currently in line with the SDGs.
Global China Data
AidData's Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset, 2000-2014, Version 1.0
This dataset tracks the known universe of overseas Chinese official finance between 2000-2014, capturing 4,373 records totaling $354.4 billion. The data includes both Chinese aid and non-concessional official financing. For geolocated data on Chinese project locations, see AidData's Geocoded Global Chinese Official Finance Dataset, Version 1.1.1.
Financing to the SDGs Dataset, Version 1.0
This dataset provides project-level data on estimated Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitments to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2000 to 2013, tracking more than $1.5 trillion in financing cross-walked to the SDGs from 1.2 million ODA projects in AidData's Core Research Release 3.1.