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?


Blog Posts

October 2018

Counting on statistics: What can data producers and donors do differently to increase use?

A new report from AidData surveys hundreds of government officials in developing countries to understand what they need to better produce and use official statistics.

Cover image for Counting on Statistics report
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).


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



Host Country Profiles

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