Knowledge Sharing for Better Aid Effectiveness

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:01 Written by 
  • Location(s): Madagascar, São Tomé and Princípe, Togo
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Sustainable Development
  • SDG(s): 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Locations in Africa: Madagascar, São Tomé and Princípe, Togo
  • Types in Africa: Solution
  • Themes in Africa: Development, Economy, Inclusive and sustainable growth, Justice, Sustainable Development
  • SDGs in Africa: 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Types of ComSec Solutions: Solution

Summary
Sharing with São Tomé and Principe and Togo the Malagasy experience in the field of development aid effectiveness, and specifically on the themes of transparency and tools and mechanisms of coordination.

Challenge
Ensuring the quality of decision making by government organizations - whether deciding where to invest in logistics infrastructure, or where to dig a well - requires the availability of accurate, relevant and accessible information and data. As part of the aid effectiveness agenda, technological solutions and information management tools have been developed to collect and organize key data from different projects to improve the information provided to those responsible for development effectiveness. The Aid Management Platform (AMP) is an information-sharing tool that allows developing country governments to streamline their management of international aid.

With the creation in 2008 of the Permanent Secretariat for Aid Coordination (STPCA), attached to manage a database that is supported to the Prime Minister's Office, and responsible for managing a database on aid (Platform for Help: MPA - Madagascar), Madagascar is able, with the participation of development partners, to collect and share all development cooperation projects. AMP - Madagascar is an open data web application (www.amp-madagascar.gov.mg) that contains more than 1000 projects funded by about 30 multilateral and bilateral collaborations, about 30 decentralized collaborations and about 20 international NGOs.

Solution

The similarities of the management tools and the monitoring mechanism of official development assistance as well as the expertise of Madagascar in this field makes this experience very attractive for other countries:

Togo: Following a support from the Permanent Technical Secretary in charge of Aid Coordination (STP-CA Madagascar) to Togo in 2013, a Togolese delegation visited Madagascar between 21 and 25 July 2014, for Strengthen its capacity in the management of the aid monitoring database thanks to the transmission of know-how of the Malagasy teams in charge of the base (AMP) for the country. The good practices learned are integrated directly into the aid management platform, mainly with regard to the functional aspect.

São Tomé and Príncipe is currently in the consolidation phase of the information system for Aid Management, and in this context, the country maintains contacts with the Permanent Technical Secretariat - Aid Coordination (STP-CA), for gain knowledge of innovation on development effectiveness.

Supported by: UNDP

Implementing Agency: Permanent Aid Coordination Secretariat (STPCA)

Contact:
FALL, El Hadji Ndji Mamadou.,
Senior Economist,
UNDP Madagascar and Comoros,
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Sabina dos Ramos,
Program Analyst / PMSU,
UNDP São Tomé and Príncipe,
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