South-south cooperation and aid from non-OECD member countries makes up a significant and increasing proportion of official aid flows. These development partnerships have long played a vital role in worldwide efforts to reduce poverty and empower developing countries. However, many of these emerging or “non-traditional” donors do not publish aid information in a central, publicly-accessible location. As a result, donors miss valuable opportunities for coordination with development partners, and recipient governments have difficulty reflecting these resources their own planning processes.
To help donors overcome technical barriers to publishing comprehensive aid information, the AidData team collects, digitizes, standardizes, geo-enables, and integrates aid data. Working with information in a variety of formats, AidData compiles all data collected into a database that can be made accessible to the public via an online dashboard. Over the past six years, AidData experts have worked with 15 non-OECD member countries to publicize their aid information. Governments that have never before published data in a central, publicly-accessible location—including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Taiwan, and Estonia—have used AidData’s publication services to make their aid more transparent.
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