College of William & Mary

For Bolstering Engagement With Policymakers, Influencers, And Researchers In Africa

Overview
AidData is a research lab at William & Mary that equips decision makers with evidence to more effectively design, monitor, and evaluate policies and investments that affect the well-being of people living in low- and middle-income countries. Their work includes helping decision makers use new methods such as geospatial evaluation tools, tracking of all types of financial flows and assessing to what extent resources reach the most vulnerable. This grant will enable AidData to partner with African organizations on new research directions. The project includes building a strong working relationship with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, a long-standing grantee of our TPA strategy. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
https://www.wm.edu/ 
Address
P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA, 23187, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for design, implementation, and evaluation of policies and investments that affect the Global South  
AidData is a research lab at William & Mary that equips decision makers inside and outside of government with evidence to more effectively design, monitor, and evaluate policies and investments that affect the well-being of people living in low- and middle- income countries. Its work includes developing and helping decision makers use new methods such as (a) geospatial evaluation tools, (b) tracking of all types of financial flows and assessing to what extent resources reach the most vulnerable, and (c) researching the priorities and perspectives of leaders in low- and middle-income countries, and (d) measuring donor influence. During this grant period, AidData will expand the use of its existing tools and research, continue to develop new methods, and deepen its partnerships in low- and middle- income countries.
for the AidData program  
This supplemental grant to William and Mary will support AidData’s mission to make development finance more transparent, accountable, and effective. AidData is building on its core competencies of data production, visualization, and analysis to take a more proactive role in data uptake, influence, and impact. Under this grant, AidData will advance three strategic initiatives: (1) the development and diffusion of geospatial impact evaluation methods, (2) a 2016 survey of developing country policymakers and practitioners, and (3) tracking of all types of financial flows for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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