The Indian Development Finance Dataset contains all Indian development cooperation projects reported in official documents of India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim) between 2007 and 2014. The project locations are geocoded with various levels of precision. We release the data in four different datasets at different levels of aggregation and detail. The do-file shows how these datasets related to each other. The codebook provides an overview of the data, the coding methodology, and the variables.


When using either dataset, please cite as:

Asmus, G., Eichenauer, V.Z., Fuchs, A., and Parks, B. (2021).
Does India Use Development Finance to Compete with China? A Subnational Analysis.
AidData Working Paper #110. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.

The Stata file “ind_aid_global_adm1regions_releaseV1.dta” was used by the authors in “Does India Use Development Finance to Compete with China? A Subnational Analysis” (AidData Working Paper #110, September 2021). Note that we use agencyname and not the flowclass variable to distinguish official Indian flows.

Project locations: Full project-location level dataset. Precision codes provide geographic granularity information as described in the Codebook.

Aggregation at second administrative unit level. For project-locations at precision level 3 or lower.

First administrative unit aggregates. For project-locations at precision level 4 or lower.

Country level aggregates.

Header image: Illustration of the locations of Indian development projects in Nepal, 2007-2014. The blue lines represent line features of Indian development projects, including the “Terai Road” project. The green triangles represent the locations of all Indian development projects in our database. Source: Asmus et al. (2021).