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“Beyond Africa”: A Glimpse into AidData’s Forthcoming Dataset on Chinese Financing in…

China’s economic growth depends on its ability to secure natural resources. Many are found in environmentally-sensitive areas, which are rich in biodiversity, vulnerable populations, and sources of freshwater – and Chinese development projects. China is using these projects as a way to secure access to the resources it needs. But,

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Sex work in geographic perspective: a multi-disciplinary approach to mapping and understanding…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1123748<br/>Robert Lorway

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Mapping health facilities supports accountability, saves lives

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Anita Dakar, Futures Group, Health Policy Project, Master Health Facility ListDo countries have accurate information on where health facilities are located? The following is a guest post from Anita Datar of Health Policy Project, telling how answering that question is essential to good governance, health system performance, and emergency responses, and why competent, accurate mapping and updating of Master Health Facility Lists is still a […](Read more…)

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Crowding in funding for the SDGs: Reflections on the missing development trillions

Seventeen goals to transform our world, the Sustainable Development Goals, aka the SDGs, aka the Global Goals, encompass 169 targets and 230 indicators, and come with a price tag of $3-5 trillion per year. Now that the world has agreed on 17 goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators for the SDGs, the dialogue is shifting towards the “price tag” the SDGs come with. Estimates on this abound,


Geographies of medicalized welfare: Spatial analysis of supplemental security income in the…

Publication date: July 2016 Source:Social Science &amp; Medicine, Volume 160 Author(s): Sandy Wong In the post-1996 welfare reform period in the U.S., disability assistance has become a significant source of government aid for low-income residents as other forms of public support have faced considerable reductions and restrictions.


Does foreign aid fuel trust? Unexpected evidence from Uganda

Editor’s Note: In a recent installment of the AidData Working Paper series, “Does Foreign Aid Fuel Trust,” researchers Dr. Alexandra D’Onofrio and Dr. Giuseppe Maggio hypothesize that foreign aid has a demonstrative impact on a commonly considered proxy of social capital and determinant of future growth: trust. In this guest post,


Making Data Matter for Development: Introducing the 2016 AidData Summer Fellows

After a nominating process with 117 student submissions, the AidData Center for Development Policy is pleased to announce our AidData Summer Fellows class of 2016. This year’s 16 fellows will assist host organizations in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda.


Announcing AidData’s Core 3.0 Research Release

AidData is pleased to announce that our Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is now available for public download at AidData.org AidData’s Core Research Release (Version 3.0) is our most comprehensive dataset tracking international development finance;


World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project, presented at the World Health…More


Reflections on This Week’s Coverage in The Economist

Photo: Mike Tierney In a new AidData working paper entitled “Apples and Dragon Fruits,” we analyze the factors that motivate China’s provision of official financing from China to Africa.


Donors gave a record amount of aid for hosting refugees in 2015 while also increasing spending…

New data was released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on global aid spending. The data shows that official development assistance (ODA; also known as aid) spending on refugees in donor countries overall has more than doubled to US$13.9 billion between 2014 and 2015. However, this has not come at the expense of other aid spending. Even when excluding the spending on refugees in country, total ODA has still risen by US$2.2 billion or 1.7%.


Participatory mapping in low-resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth…

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RFA Series: Evaluating Evidence from a USAID Governance Project in Ghana

Local politicians and bureaucrats in low- and middle-income countries play a crucial role in the distribution of aid dollars, acting as gatekeepers in determining which constituents receive aid, and to what degree that assistance is effective. In Ghana for example, district governments spend about 80 percent of their budgets on development projects, including schools, health clinics, etc.


Walking the Talk: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead to Wave Two of AidData’s Omnibus Survey

As international pressure mounts to deliver on commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is ever more important for development actors to understand how they can maximize their effectiveness and be helpful partners. The first wave AidData’s omnibus survey, the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey,


Scientists Using Fetal Tissue Research, Genome Mapping To Answer Questions About Zika Virus

Nature: Zika highlights role of controversial fetal-tissue research “A protein that helps Zika virus infect adult skin cells might also give the virus access to stem cells that make brain cells, suggests a study carried out on donated human fetal tissue. The result — published [Wednesday] in Cell Stem Cell — is part of a…More


“Beyond Africa”: A Glimpse into AidData’s Forthcoming Dataset on Chinese Financing in…

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China’s economic growth depends on its ability to secure natural resources. Many are found in environmentally-sensitive areas, which are rich in biodiversity, vulnerable populations, and sources of freshwater – and Chinese development projects. China is using these projects as a way to secure access to the resources it needs. But,


RSVP for "Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development: New Methods to Understand…

AidData and Development Gateway invite you to attend: Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development:New Methods to Understand Use Thursday, March 31, 2016, 8:30-11:00 AM Breakfast served at 8:30 AM,panel begins at 9 AM Location: OpenGov Hub -1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest #500, Washington,


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