Department of Political Science


Aid Attitudes Tracker

Poverty in Calitzdorp, Western Cape, South Africa.

Project team



The Aid Attitudes Tracker (AAT) project examines public attitudes and behaviours towards development, global poverty and overseas aid in four major donor countries: France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.

The large-N (6-8K respondents per country), 10 wave, panel design allows us to understand and explain what drives individual-level engagement with global poverty.

The project also draws on embedded survey experiments to examine the impact of emotions on charitable donations, and misperceptions and information on policy preferences. AAT research is widely used by the government and NGOs to inform advocacy, campaigning and fundraising.