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Launch of Mapping Tool and Malawi Geocoded Data

07 June 2012

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A dynamic mapping tool released by the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program and AidData helps visualize data on climate, conflict, and aid, and how these issues intersect in Africa.

In early March, the Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program and AidData released a dynamic mapping tool that allows for analysis of climate change and conflict across Africa, plus development assistance in Malawi.

Launch of Mapping Tool and Malawi Geocoded Data
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The mapping tool uses Esri’s ArcGIS platform to enable users to select and layer combinations of CCAPS data onto one map. It also shows how conflict dynamics are changing over time and space.

This tool provides an interactive medium for researchers to explore how climate change vulnerability and conflict interact, and in Malawi, to see how aid is distributed across different areas.

Recently, CCAPS and AidData made the dataset of geocoded aid activities in Malawi available to the public. Now, anyone can use the data for research purposes (Rufus Pollock of the Open Knowledge Foundation has already auto-plotted it using another tool).

The dataset includes sub-national geocodes for approximately 550 aid projects undertaken in Malawi since 2000, representing nearly $5.3 billion in total commitments, or roughly 80% of all aid reported to the Malawi Ministry of Finance during that time.

Initial exploration of the data (undertaken by Brigham Young University faculty member and AidData/CCAPS researcher Mike Findley) shows that population density may be the most important determinant of allocation patterns, more so than poverty, access to electricity or other measures of need.

The full dataset can be downloaded from the link:

The AidData team looks forward to learning how others will use the mapping tool and dataset.

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