Opening up Aid for enhanced Aid Transparency


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This presentation was presented by Aleem Walji and myself to the International Aid Transparency Initiative in March 2013 and provides an overview of how open aid data can enhance aid effectiveness and empower citizen to hold international donors and governments more accountable.

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  • 1. It is important to understand the distribution of aid flows within a country in order to better target aid, however research on the distribution of aid has almost exclusively been conducted at the cross-country level. This is in large part due to the lack of data available on sub-national locations. By providing this information, this would enable decision-makers to know how to more effectively allocate development resources at the sub-national level. This will enable better targeting of aid efforts once underserved regions are more easily identified. 2. Understanding the precise location of development activities allows governments, donors and citizens to monitor progress and outcomes, and would encourage those at the local level to provide feedback on development projects in their area. 3. Enabling donors to see where other donor projects are located allows them to avoid duplicating efforts in the same region and increases the efficiency of development resources. 4. The volume of information provided by donors can make it difficult to make sense of the data. Being able to visualize the locations of all development activities on a map can enhance understanding of patterns in aid allocation. Making this information easier to understand will increase accessibility and use of the data among a wide group of stakeholders. 5. The IATI encourages development organizations to make information the “Who, Where, and How” of development projects publicly available and easy to use and understand. Crucial to this is the Where- geographical information on where organizations are operating within countries. This information allows governments, citizens and donors to gain a more comprehensive picture of donor activities within countries, thus enabling better decision-making.
  • This slides shows in the background infant mortality rates at the sub-national level in India. The Map shows thee location of WB-financed projects in the Water and Health sectorskey issues: 1) Are we targeting the areas with the largest needs?--- lagging States agenda 2) Muli-sectoral Analysis- Are we coordinating between sectors- Important Synergies between Health and Water, map however shows that water and health projects are concentrated in different States.
  • Opening up Aid for enhanced Aid Transparency

    1. 1. Open Aid PartnershipInnovations LabsWorld Bank InstituteIATI Steering CommitteeParis, March 13, 2013
    2. 2. Why Open Aid and Why Maps Matter?1. To enable visualization and accessibility of aidinformation2. To advance transparency in line with IATIstandards3. To enable citizens and stakeholders to providedirect feedback on project results4. To improve efficiency of increasingly scarce aidresources
    3. 3. OAP Objectives1. Improve Aid Transparency: increasetransparency on aid flows and publicservice delivery2. Enhance Results: Better target, monitor,and coordinate aid flows within countries3. Establish Feedback Loop: Empowercitizens and CSOs to provide directfeedback on project outcomesIncrease Aid Transparency and Citizen Engagement for Better Results
    4. 4. Key Componentsof Partnership• Open Aid Map a common platform to showlocations of donor programs• Country Platforms for open aid flows and publicexpenditures• Capacity Development to empower CSOs andcitizens to effectively use and generate data• Citizen Feedback Loops to promote citizenengagement in the delivery of public services• Impact Evaluations to assess the impact of openaid on development outcomes
    5. 5. 2,700+ projects30,000+locations143 countries13 countriesDiscussion &consensus onthe focus forOAPEndorsementof OAP by 6countries &the WorldBankPartnerConsul-tationTechnicalWorkshops (Finland,Sweden)Implementation in 4countries (Bolivia,Kenya, Nepal &Tanzania) Developing the geo-coding standardwith IATIDevelop Open AidMap platformHL4BusanCanada, Czech Republic, Estonia,Finland, the Netherlands, Spain,Sweden, the United Kingdom,AfDB, Foundation Center,ONE and InterAction2012MappingforResultsHistory
    6. 6. Regions CountriesSectors ProjectsMapping for
    7. 7. Better Targeting of ProjectsSelectinfantmortality asbase mapSelect bySector:Water
    8. 8. • Over 540 projectsmapped• Over 2,100 projectactivities mapped• Approximately$5.3 billioncumulativecommitmentscovered for all AMPprojects ongoing as ofAugust 20112.0Geo-codingOpenAid MapMalawi’s Open Aid MapGeo-coding ofprojects of 27 donorsbased on IATIstandard:AfDB, AusAid,BADEA, CIDA, CDC,China, DfID, EU, FAO,FICA, GTZ, ICEIDA,IFAD, Irish Aid, Japan,JICA, KfW, KuwaitFund, NORAD, OPECFund, UNAIDS, UNDP,UNHCR, UNIDO,USAID, WFP, WorldBank
    9. 9. AidManagementPlatform(AMP)Sub-nationalgeographiclocationinformationGeo-codingOpen Aid MapAMP 2.0AMPEvolution of Aid Mapping in Malawi
    10. 10. AMP 2.0AMP Geo-codingOpenAid MapProject Proliferation, Density & Poverty
    11. 11. AMP 2.0AMP Geo-codingOpenAid MapProject Proliferation & Population
    12. 12. AMP 2.0AMP Geo-codingOpenAid MapSectoral Analysis of Project Activities
    13. 13. ICT-enabled Citizen Feedback
    14. 14. Nepal- On Track platform
    15. 15. Zambia: Lusaka Water& Sanitation Project
    16. 16. InitiativesPartnersNext Steps1. Broader endorsement bydonors and other partners2. Build upon existing IATIstandards with geo-standards3. Leverage as communicationstools to promote transparencyagenda
    17. 17. AMP 2.0AMPOpenAid MapImplementation Partners:Steve Davenport,Christian Peratsakis,Josh PowellAleem WaljiDirectorInnovations Labs,awalji@worldbank.orgBjorn-Soren Gigler,bgigler@worldbgank.orgJohannes Kiess,Jkiess@worldbank.orgContact InformationMike Findley, Kate Weaver,Justin Baker, Sam Barrett,Sarah McDuff
    18. 18. EXTRA Slides
    19. 19. Are health projects in areas with thehighest infant mortality?
    20. 20. Poverty and WB projects WB and USAID projectsPublic Expenditures Feedback LoopNepal M4R Implementation
    21. 21. Open Aid Map – Moldova with V4 Countries