Our Partnerships

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USAID — United States Agency for International Development

Higher Education Solutions Network |  U.S. Global Development Lab

AidData is a member of USAID's Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) program through the AidData Center for Development Policy. Working in partnership with USAID country missions, host governments, and civil society groups, AidData pinpoints the precise geographic locations of development projects and creates new tools and methods to derive insights from this geocoded aid data, along with high-resolution spatial data on poverty, disease, violence, environmental degradation, and governance. These data and tools make it possible to visualize and analyze where funds are going at the subnational level compared to the areas of greatest need and opportunity.

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GPSDD — Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data 

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is an unprecedented, open, multi-stakeholder network working to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. Its 150+ partners are joining forces to galvanize political commitment, align strategic priorities, foster collaboration, spur innovation and build trust in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century. As an anchor partner of the GPSDD, AidData has launched an integrated program of work united around a shared objective: identifying gaps, surfeits, trends, and patterns in financing for sustainable development at international, national, and subnational levels. This incorporates three foci: (1) track both aid and all-source financing for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (also known as SDGs or the Global Goals); (2) capture implementation feedback from decision-makers on the ground; (3) analyze progress towards the Global Goals.

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GODAN — Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative 

Launched in 2013, GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.

AidData is one of 300+ GODAN Network partners. In addition AidData is a member of GODAN Action, a three-and-a-half year program funded by DfID, partnering with Wageningen University and others to develop new tools and methods to evaluate the use and usefulness of open data in the agriculture and nutrition sector. In particular, AidData will leverage its 2016 omnibus survey of development policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle-income countries to shed light on how agriculture and nutrition data can be used to support policymaking and programming at the country level.

DREAMS Innovation Challenge (PEPFAR)

DREAMS — which stands for Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-free Mentored and Safe — is an ambitious public private partnership program whose partners include the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Girl Effect, Johnson & Johnson, Gilead Sciences and Viiv Healthcare.

The goal of the DREAMS innovation challenge is to reduce HIV/AIDS among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African Countries. AidData was selected as one of the awardees of the DREAMS innovation challenge, and is working with local partners in two countries, Zambia and Uganda, to provide data, tools and analysis to help policymakers in these countries make evidence-based healthcare decisions.

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GDA — Governance Data Alliance

AidData works with the Governance Data Alliance to leverage our survey data to better understand the users of governance data, what makes governance data influential, and how different countries differ in making decisions influenced by governance data.

In March 2016, AidData and the Governance Data Alliance released a report, Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?, that evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries.

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YALI — Young African Leaders Initiative

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. As part of the presidential precinct that hosts the YALI fellows each summer, AidData brings data skills courses and other trainings to the table while learning from the experiences of these accomplished leaders.

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IATI — The International Aid Transparency Initiative

As a committed and active publisher to the IATI registry, all of the aid information in AidData database can be exported in IATI .XML, regardless of the original source of the data. This means that AidData users can explore data from the OECD CRS, IATI, and donor or country systems in a comparable, standard format.