Here are some datasets that I have compiled along with replication do-files where applicable. These data are free, but please cite and/or provide acknowledgment where appropriate.
USAID Greenbook Data on US Overseas Loans and Grants
Provides details on US foreign aid allocations from 1946-2011. Original data is available here. The versions provide here are in a Stata ready long-form Excel file. Please provide acknowledgement if you use these data in your work. Recommended citation:
USAID. (2011). USAID Greenbook: US Overseas Loans and Grants.
US Foreign Assistance (Economic), 1946-2011 Excel File | Do File (Word)
US Foreign Assistance (Military), 1946-2011 Excel File | Do File (Word)
US Foreign Assistance (Total), 1946-2011 Excel File
Freedom House, Freedom in the World Data, 1973-2016
Freedom House publishes an annual assessment of civil liberties and political rights for 195 countries and 14 territories worldwide. Countries are coded from 1 to 7, with 1 being the most free and 7 being the least free. Data below contains original Freedom House measures, as well as, scale inverted, averages, minimum, and maximums. For the original data, see Freedom House’s website. These data also include Correlates of War state abbreviations and state codes to streamline data merging. Please provide acknowledgement if you used these data in your work. Recommended citation:
Freedom House. 2016. Freedom in the World, 1973-2016.
Freedom House, Freedom in the World Data, 1973-2016. Excel File