Supporting aid transparency and development effectiveness.
The Aid Management Program helps governments and development partners gather, access, and monitor information on development activities, with the goal of increasing aid effectiveness. It includes a robust software application – the Aid Management Platform (AMP) – as well as training and policy support for sustainable program management.
Development Gateway works with government institutions to customize and implement the Aid Management Program over a multi-year period, using a programmatic approach to ensure government ownership and long-term sustainability.
Component I: Technology
The Aid Management Platform is a software solution allowing users to manage activities through the planning, implementation, and evaluation stages. Through online workspaces, data entry and reporting modules, and interactive dashboards and maps, decision makers can allocate resources where most needed.
Features include: GIS mapping, South-South Cooperation tracking, IATI import tool, open API, Financial Management System integration.
Component II: Training
To ensure lasting impact, technology should be adopted as part of a larger effort to bring partners together and put sustainable management processes in place. For this reason, the program’s implementation includes hands-on training for government and development partners, data management plans, ongoing technical support, and an annual Good Practices Workshop.
Component III: Policy Support
We encourage government partners to open up aid information to the public through accessible AMP public portals. By making this information more transparent, governments increase credibility, can leverage public scrutiny to hold development partners accountable, and come closer to closing the feedback loop by facilitating public debate and discourse.
"…we are now more effective and more efficient because the information necessary is just one click away"
— Government of Kosovo Representative
Development Gateway created the Aid Management Program in collaboration with the OECD, World Bank, UNDP, and Governments of Ethiopia and India. Anchored in the principles of the global aid effectiveness agenda, the program contributes to aid coordination and harmonization – helping governments and their donor partners manage for results.
The Latest Aid Management Stories
Last week, we shared experiences from the process of conducting Data Use Pilots along with our partners, Publish What You Fund. Today, we’re sharing further takeaways from using the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in conducting the Pilots, with a focus on results and issues we encountered throughout the process.
This post builds upon a DG contribution to the 2017 OECD Development Cooperation Report, launched on October 17, 2017.
All too often, discussions about managing for results in development fail to specify who is managing, what decisions they are authorized to make, or what results data are being used. Identifying the who and whats is critical, as this decision space informs what types of tools, processes, and information are needed by decision-makers to serve the why: achieving better outcomes.