Our Africa Regional Director, Nnenna Nwakanma, shares her reflections from the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) in Addis Ababa. In 2008, it was the sandy city of Doha, Qatar, that hosted the second International Conference on Financing …

Five ways Addis was different from Doha and Monterrey Read more »

Today is day one of the Financing for Development conference where by the end we should see if globally the funds will be proffered to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. Key IFIs are pre-gaming by announcing plans to extend more than …

This Week: Looking Back Before You Leap Read more »

When we originally drafted our proposal for our partnership with USAID in 2012, we had a very simple vision: take our successful geocoding pilot in Malawi and rapidly diffuse the technology to the 15 partner governments in Africa, Asia and …

Achieving a “New Normal”: Mapping the Future of the AidData and U.S. Global Development Lab Partnership Read more »

In the previous entry of this series, we introduced a new set of innovations that leverage hyperlocal data. However, even with the most disruptive innovations, it is difficult to effect large-scale change without an enabling ecosystem of capable users and …

AidData/USAID GDL Series 3: Strengthening the “Demand Side” of Data Read more »