Tracking underreported financial flows
As officially-reported Western aid becomes a smaller fraction of the total financing for sustainable development, AidData is pioneering new methods to track the large and growing number of development investments made by non-Western governments like China and Qatar, non-state actors like companies and private philanthropies, and low- and middle-income countries themselves.
AidData uses unique data and methods to answer a range of questions about these less understood global development actors:
- What are their investment priorities?
- How closely do their investments align with national development priorities and global goals?
- In which countries and sectors are they most and least influential?
- What are the intended and unintended effects of their investments?