At AidData an interdisciplinary team of researchers and aid workers provides detailed information on the financing of development projects in countries all over the world. They have built a catalogue of more than 1.5 million aid projects financed between 1945 and 2010, as well as in-depth examination of when a country has received money, how much, who from, and what for. AidData aims to increase the effectiveness of development by creating greater transparency. For instance, in collaboration with partners including the World Bank Institute, the website hosts several mapping platforms, which geo-locate more than 3,000 active aid projects in 144 countries. This can help to highlight gaps and inequalities in aid provision, and lets donors as well as NGOs to coordinate better and plan strategically, thereby reducing redundancy.
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