SDI

Sustainable Development Intelligence

Program Overview

Helping partners use data so that no one is left behind

We help governments and development partners better understand the nexus between specific data ecosystems and opportunities for policy change.

We strengthen our partners’ ability to use evidence for policy planning and learning.

We integrate data, people, and systems to more effectively translate evidence into tangible progress for the most vulnerable.

Focus Areas

Tracking Financing to the SDGs

Track and analyze all-source financing to the Sustainable Development Goals

To gain a clearer picture of SDG funding, AidData is spearheading a new methodology to track, integrate, visualize and disseminate all-source financing for the SDGs, and has released a dataset of project-level aid to the SDGs.

No One Left Behind

Track and analyze development investments targeting vulnerable groups

The No One Left Behind (NoLB) pilot project focused on tracking and analyzing financing for development allocated to people with disabilities, and we are currently adapting and extending the methodology to focus on different vulnerable groups.

Health Data Innovation

Help policy-makers use data effectively to improve decision making and resource allocation

Building a resilient and responsive health system that serves everyone requires strategic investments across core health system building blocks. We help decision-makers develop sustainable and locally-owned solutions to pressing health issues through innovative approaches.

Natural Resource Concessions

Measure the impact of the extractives sector on sustainable development

In 2016, AidData launched a project to analyze the effects of natural resource concessions on economic growth in Liberia, and we are currently working to estimate the sustainable development footprint of the extractives sector in a variety of country contexts.

Featured Publications

Policy Report

Estimating Financing to the Sustainable Development Goals, Version 2.0

Jennifer Turner, Bryan Burgess

2019-07-11

Policy Brief

Financing the SDGs: Evidence in Four Countries

Jennifer Turner

2019-06-28

Profile / Project

DREAMS Innovation Challenge: Applying data to increase impact of HIV/AIDS Prevention for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda

Emilie Efronson, Jacob Sims, Stephen Mugabe, and Abel Muzoora

2018-11-30

Journal Article

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

World Development

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

Program Team

For technical or research inquires, contact:

Policy Analysis

Samantha Custer

Director of Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

Jacob Sims

Associate Director, Sustainable Development Intelligence

Policy Analysis

Bryan Burgess

Junior Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Emilie Efronson

Program Manager

Policy Analysis

Jennifer Turner

Program Manager

Partners

DG
DIIS
DREAMS
Government of Uganda
Hewlett
JSI R&T
MSHP
NAC
PEPFAR
USAID
William & Mary
World Bank

Alex Wooley

Director of Partnerships and Communications