Program Area: LTL

Listening to Leaders

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. 

Listening to Leaders 2018

Is development cooperation tuned-in or tone-deaf?

Interactive

Blog Posts

May 2018

New report reveals how donors perform in “customer satisfaction survey” of foreign aid

Country flags fly at the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. Photo by Nico Kaiser via Flickr, licensed under (CC BY 2.0).
May 2018

Report: Climate change among least important issues according to developing countries

Properties built in a flood-prone area in Tonga, a low-lying island nation in the South Pacific vulnerable to rising sea levels. Photo by Asian Development Bank, licensed under (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
May 2018

Report: China, India winning friends in the developing world, but lag far behind U.S.

The leaders (l-r) of South Africa, China, India, Russia and Brazil meet in Goa, India for the 2016 Annual BRICS Meeting. Photo by Beto Parata/PR via Flickr, licensed under (CC BY 2.0).
May 2018

Tuned-in or tone-deaf? Leaders and citizens agree, diverge on priorities for poorer countries

Girls sit at school in Bamozai, near Gardez, Paktya Province, Afghanistan. Photo by Capt. John Severns, U.S. Air Force via Wikimedia (public domain).

Publications

AidData Policy Report

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

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

2018-05-31

AidData 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

2018-02-20

AidData 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

2017-11-28

AidData 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

2017-11-06

Profile

Host Country Profiles

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

2017-06-30

Profile

Development Partner Profiles

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

2017-06-30

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AidData Working Paper

When Do Global Performance Assessments Influence Policy Behavior? Micro-Evidence from the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey

Bradley C. Parks, Takaaki Masaki

2017-05-02

AidData Policy Report

Avoiding Data Graveyards: Insights from Data Producers & Users in Three Countries

Samantha Custer and Tanya Sethi, Eds.

2017-04-01

AidData Policy Report

In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data "good enough"?

Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Samantha Custer

2016-12-01

Profile

2016 Governance Assessment Profiles

Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Samantha Custer

2016-12-01

AidData Policy Report

Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Perspective

Bradley Parks, Samantha Custer, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Rebecca Latourell

2016-09-01

AidData Policy Report

German Aid from a Partner Perspective

Bradley C. Parks, Takaaki Masaki, Jörg Faust, Stefan Leiderer

2016-08-01

AidData Policy Report

From Pork to Performance: Open Government and Program Performance Tracking in the Philippines

Samantha Custer, Hanif Rahemtulla, Kai Kaiser

2016-07-01

AidData Policy Report

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

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

2016-03-01

AidData Policy Report

Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?

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

2015-10-01

AidData Policy Report

The Marketplace of Ideas for Policy Change: Who do developing world leaders listen to and why?

Bradley Parks, Zachary Rice, Samantha Custer

2015-04-01

Partners

Partners