AidData is a collaborative initiative that makes aid information more accessible and usable to a wide range of stakeholders and creates tools that enable users to more effectively target, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate aid. The College of William & Mary, Brigham Young University, and Development Gateway are the institutional members of the AidData partnership.

The AidData program is run by an interdisciplinary team comprised of staff from all three institutions, and benefits from the advice and support of a network of experts at partner institutions. The AidData team includes specialists in development policy and practice, political science, economics, public policy, statistics, sociology, environmental science, information technology, and geospatial information sciences.

The AidData team undertakes cutting-edge research on aid distribution and impact, oversees efforts to geo-enable and crowdsource aid information, and develops web and mobile apps and custom data solutions for development institutions.

In addition, the portal provides access to information on more than one million development finance activities.