AidData is a research lab at William & Mary. It equips policymakers and practitioners with better evidence to improve how sustainable development investments are targeted, monitored, and evaluated. It uses rigorous methods, cutting-edge tools, and granular data to answer the question: who is doing what, where, for whom, and to what effect?
The Political, Economic and Development Labs (PEDL) at Brigham Young University was founded in 2008 to increase understanding of the relationship between politics and economics, with a special focus on global development. It has since expanded its scope to incorporate issues relating to political development, such as the development of parties and elections, understanding ethnic conflict, the role of political values, and politics and gender. It approaches its work using a variety of methodologies, including qualitative, quantitative, and survey research, but affiliated scholars have a particular expertise in experimental work and especially randomized field experiments. Its hope is to inform and influence policy and advance understanding of global problems and solutions.
Learn more about the PEDL’s activities here.