• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2009
AidData was formed in 2009 as a partnership between three institutions — the College of William & Mary, Development Gateway and Brigham Young University. Created from the merger of two prior initiatives, Project-Level Aid and Accessible Information on Development Activities, AidData filled a critical information gap for scholars and policymakers seeking to better assess development investments and results. In 2010, they released their searchable data portal of one million past and present development finance activities from over 90 funding agencies. In 2016, the members of the AidData partnership came to an agreement that AidData would function moving forward as a stand-alone development research lab at the College of William and Mary. This re-structuring of legal and operational relationships supports the continued growth and success of AidData, Development Gateway, and Brigham Young University in their respective endeavors. AidData maintains strong working relationships with our co-founders Development Gateway and Brigham Young University, and these organizations will continue to support and contribute to AidData’s work, including as members of the AidData Center for Development Policy. With one foot in academia and the other in practice, their background allows them to create and test innovative solutions that lead to practical, concrete improvements in the field of development. Vision They believe that liberating data on aid and development can be transformational. It can facilitate inclusive dialogue, enable decisions based on evidence, and challenge them to assess progress more rigorously. But supplying more data alone is not enough. It is people — citizens, scholars, government and donor officials — who give information purpose and put it to work for positive change in their world. AidData not only publishes a comprehensive development finance data portal, but invests in creating tools, analysis and training that makes this information useful in research, program planning and advocacy. They work with donors, governments and civil society groups to build their confidence and skills in incorporating data on development resources and results within their daily work.   Impact Data is a means to broader ends — they want to see people able to make informed choices about how to target development resources based on need and opportunity. AidData analyzes development data, and provides others with the tools and skills to do the same. They visualize aid to improve donor coordination, build the capacity of government ministries to manage aid resources, and provide citizens with a platform to voice feedback on development projects within their community.

Where is AidData
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Program Manager
    United States
  • Junior Program Manager
    United States, United States
  • AidData Specialized Program Manager
    United States
  • Program Manager
    United States

Staff at AidData have experience in


  • research & development
  • development
  • international development
  • tertiary education
  • data management


  • goal global


  • united states
  • uganda
  • china
  • nepal
  • afghanistan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact AidData

Current staff

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  • Stephen Davenport
    Senior Director for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships
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Former staff

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington
  • 427 Scotland Street Williamsburg, USA

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20 November 2015
Exclusive Interview: Bradley Parks

US should set bar higher on aid transparency — AidData

1 July 2013
Contributors: AidData, CGD

Why we need better data on Chinese aid

3 May 2013
The rise of Chinese aid

China emerges as a serious player in humanitarian aid

7 February 2018
The Rise of Chinese aid

5 questions on China's planned foreign aid agency

16 March 2018
The rise of Chinese aid

DevExplains: Chinese aid

17 August 2017
AfDB Contractor Insights

Interactive: The AfDB and the rise of China

13 October 2017


Primary sectors

Economic Policy
Research & Development
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Data Management
Facilities / Infrastructure
Project Support

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