Name Geocoding of aid data
Source AidData
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Description Geocoding of projects facilitates the monitoring of aid flows, the evaluation of effectiveness and the reduction of inefficiencies. AidData helps to make information on development finance more functional through geocoding – the tagging of projects and activities with precise geographic information, which allows for dynamic maps and further in-depth analysis based on where project activities are taking place. AidData’s geocoding methodology has become a global standard, adopted by the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
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Lead Institution AidData
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Partners Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP)
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Type Technology
Potential for reuse High
Part of the innovation having potential to be reused Geocoded aid data flows could support impact evaluations and transparency.
Open source Yes
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Data Output Formats JSON, CSV, TXT, STATA, SQL, PostgreSQL
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Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics N/A
Status Implemented
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    Case Study Description The Malawi Ministry of Finance, AidData and the Robert S. Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) at the University of Texas – Austin created a mapping tool that overlays data on aid projects, climate change, and conflict. Conducted in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, the mapping initiative is the first of its kind and captures nearly 800 foreign aid projects, from nearly 30 donors representing $7 billion in committed aid from Malawi’s Aid Management Platform. The Malawi Ministry of Finance uses its geocoded information to generate aid reports, catalyze new conversations with its donor partners, and improve aid effectiveness at the local level. Recipient communities can also use Malawi’s publicly accessible geocoded aid information to identify financing gaps or inequalities of aid distribution.
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2016-09-17
    Status Published
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