The Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) was founded in 2001 by the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to link expertise in the field of international development.
In 2017, AIID integrated its activities with sister institute AIGHD, the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. Having collaborated for many years already on numerous projects, the integration of AIID and AIGHD made sense to be able to work collaboratively and across disciplines in a more seamless way.
AIID conducts independent impact evaluations, operational research and policy analysis. AIID employs a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess the effects of policy interventions in developing countries. These include: Household Surveys, Focus Group Discussions, Randomized Controlled Trials, Difference-in-Difference Regressions, Propensity Score Matching, In-depth interviews, Experiments, and Diaries.
AIID’s funders include NGOs, such as the Health Insurance Fund and Oxfam Novib, government agencies, such as the International Research and Policy Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and international organizations, such as the World Bank.
AIID also facilitates academic researchers in applying for funding from organisations as NWO, DFID and the European Commission’s research programmes, and supports these researchers in conducting field studies.