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AidData goes public at Conference in Oxford, UK

On March 22, 2010 the AidData team held the Aid Transparency and Development Finance Conference at University College in Oxford, UK to make the database available to the public for the first time. Nearly 30 papers were presented by individuals like Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute, Steve Knack of the World Bank, and David Roodman of the Center for Global Development. Throughout the conference, the AidData team gathered feedback on additional functionalities and changes that would enhance the ability of users to employ AidData in research, policy, and on the ground in developing countries. The team is looking forward to applying these insights as they continue the development process. You can search the data portal at AidData.