360 degree feedback on development priorities, progress and performance

AidData's Listening to Leaders program collects 360 degree feedback on development priorities, progress, and performance from the perspective of leaders in low- and middle-income countries. We research convergence and divergence in priorities; barriers and opportunities to advance reforms; performance of development partners; and evidence-informed policymaking.

Featured Publications

Policy Report

Counting on Statistics: How can national statistical offices and donors increase use?

Tanya Sethi, Mihir Prakash


Policy Report

Listening to Leaders 2018: Is development cooperation tuned-in or tone-deaf?

Samantha Custer, Matthew DiLorenzo, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Ani Harutyunyan


Policy Report

Toward data-driven education systems: Insights into using information to measure results and manage change

Samantha Custer, Elizabeth M. King, Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Lindsay Read, Tanya Sethi


Policy Report

Decoding Data Use: How do leaders source data and use it to accelerate development?

Takaaki Masaki, Samantha Custer, Agustina Eskenazi, Alena Stern, Rebecca Latourell


Policy Report

Realizing Agenda 2030: Will donor dollars and country priorities align with global goals?

Tanya Sethi, Samantha Custer, Jennifer Turner, Jacob Sims, Matthew DiLorenzo, Rebecca Latourell


Profile / Project

Host Country Profiles

Samantha Custer, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell, Bradley Parks


Featured Blog Posts

Program Team

For technical or research inquires, contact:

Policy Analysis

Samantha Custer

Director of Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

Mengfan Cheng

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Ani Harutyunyan

Research Analyst

Policy Analysis

Mihir Prakash

Senior Research Analyst

Policy Analysis

Tanya Sethi

Senior Research Analyst


Gates Foundation
World Bank

For partnerships and media queries, contact:

Alex Wooley

Director of Partnerships and Communications