Program Area: SDI

Sustainable Development Intelligence

Better aid targeting to ensure that no one is left behind

We help our partners improve how sustainable development investments are targeted — geographically and demographically — in order to translate resources into results for everyone.We develop cutting-edge methods to pinpoint with greater accuracy which (vulnerable) groups of people stand to benefit most and least from specific development investments. 

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Blog Posts

May 2018

Linking the SDGs with national development planning for better coordination

AidData is piloting a new methodology in Rwanda to connect financing for and progress on the SDGs with national development.

Amina Mohammed, UN Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, speaks about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Photo by UN Photo/Mark Garten, licensed under (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
May 2018

AidData wins $2.95 million to track HIV/AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire

The project is designed to enhance the use of health data by the government of Côte d’Ivoire, civil society organizations and local communities.

Testing for AIDS: A young woman is tested for HIV/AIDS. Photo by Martin Mugo Muiga/Horec Kenya, courtesy USAID Office of HIV/AIDS.
March 2018

Minding the gap in data on migrant, refugee and trafficked children

Understanding what data is available about children on the move will help decision-makers better direct resources to them.

Refugee children from Syria at a clinic in Ramtha, northern Jordan. Photo by Russell Watkins/DFID, licensed under (CC BY 2.0).
March 2018

AidData/William & Mary awarded two-year grant to study data on refugee, migrant and trafficked children

The two-year, nearly $500,000 grant funds research to improve the data needed for assistance programs seeking to help children on the move.

Syrian refugee students attend a class in an accelerated learning program at public school in Kamed Al Louz in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. Photo by Shawn Baldwin/UNHCR, licensed under (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Publications

Journal Article
World Development

Natural resource sector FDI, government policy, and economic growth: Quasi-experimental evidence from Liberia

Jonas B. Bunte, Harsh Desai, Kanio Gbala, Bradley C. Parks, Daniel Miller Runfola

2018-03-20

Methodology

Estimating Baseline Aid to the Sustainable Development Goals

Matthew DiLorenzo, Sid Ghose, Jennifer Turner

2017-11-06

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

Policy Report

Beyond the Tyranny of Averages: Development Progress from the Bottom Up

Samantha Custer, Matthew DiLorenzo, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Jessica Wells

2017-09-28

Policy Report

Financing the SDGs in Colombia

AidData

2017-03-01

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Working Paper

Natural Resource Sector FDI and Growth in Post-Conflict Settings: Subnational Evidence from Liberia

Jonas B. Bunte, Harsh Desai, Kanio Gbala, Brad Parks, Daniel Miller Runfola

2017-02-01

Partners