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1 International Aid Transparency Initiative TAG Meeting David Kocharov, M&E Director Cookham, UK, May 2012

2 Synergy’s Global Presence Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan Ukraine Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Armenia Macedonia SierraLeone Sierra Leone Zambia Uzbekistan Georgia Maldives Vietnam Thailand Sri Lanka Indonesia Rwanda Lebanon Central African Republic India Kurdistan Region Pakistan Papua New Guinea Guatemala Kenya Nigeria Mozambique Russian Federation United States of America Yemen Cape Verde Lesotho Haiti Honduras Solomon Islands Somalia Cameroon Mauritania Tanzania Tajikistan Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Comoros Philippines Ethiopia

3 Development Assistance Database (DAD)  Flexible and user-friendly Web-based aid information management system (AIMS)  Tracks, analyzes, and reports information on country-level development activities  Established in over 35 countries DAD wins award for Best Information Management System at the 2008 Asia-Pacific Government Technology Awards  Recovery Aceh Nias (RAN) Database DAD Iraq: largest AIMS in the world  Tracking about $20 billion in aid Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

4 Screenshot of DAD DAD Pakistan Pledges, Commitments, Disbursements, Expenditures per Funding Source Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

5 Key Features & Capabilities  Online and Offline Data Entry  On-the-fly Querying  Analytics (Tables, Charts, GIS Maps)  Report Builder  Workflow Manager  Multilingual Capability  Interoperability Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

6 DAD & Development Effectiveness Ownership Serves as a tool for the government and helps to coordinate development efforts in the country Alignment Analyzes and reports on alignment with national strategies and priorities Harmonization Informs on potential gaps/overlaps promoting harmonized, transparency and effective development efforts Managing for Results Reports on development effort results supporting well-informed decision making Mutual Accountability Tracks mutual assessments of partner countries on progress in implementing agreed commitments on aid effectiveness Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

7 DAD: Tracking Paris Declaration Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

8 DAD: Tracking Paris Declaration Automating Donor Performance Assessment Framework Report in Rwanda Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

9  Tracks key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor the financial and physical progress and results of projects against baselines/targets.  Projects linked to:  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)  Paris Declaration indicators  National priorities and strategies (NDS, PRSP) Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DAD: Project Results & Outputs

10 DAD: Geo-coding Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

11  The best way to track alignment of aid data with the national budget is to integrate into the AIMS the Government’s Chart of Accounts.  Store dual sector mapping:  OECD DAC classification  National Economy Sectors  Align aid projects with the national development strategy / poverty reduction strategy.  Record On-budget/Off-budget projects  Integrate AIMS with Public Investment Database or Public Financial Management System Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DAD: Budget Alignment

12  Afghanistan’s National Budget is planned through DAD  DAD Iraq integrates International Aid and Public Investment to combine external and domestic resources in budget planning. Same carried out at regional level in Kurdistan  Sri Lanka: Integrated National Development Information System (INDIS) is a good practice in AIMS evolution from a post-disaster reconstruction tracking tool to long-term development whole-of-government system. Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED DAD: Budget Alignment

13 DAD Integration: with PFM Systems  CDSS India is integrated with the Government of India Financial Management System (CAA&A)  Financial information on external assistance projects automatically transferred C&AAA to DAD  Avoids double data entry and reduces transaction costs User 1 User 3 User 2 CDSS CAAA EXIM Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

14 DAD Integration: with Donor Systems Data Transfer Utility (DTU): links donor systems to country DAD systems  DTU eliminates potential duplication, reduces transaction costs, and creates greater incentives for data reporting World Bank’s Client Connection & DAD Pakistan  DTU transfers data from Client Connection automatically into the DAD. Synchronization put on hold.  Too specific solution, to be replaced by IATI Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

15 IATI Pilots Rwanda: -June 2010: Successfully tested import of IATI data into DAD. -February 2012: Pending finalization of SmartFMS system and its integration with DAD, carried out scoping mission towards establishment of automatic IATI data exchange. -Coming: early summer 2012: ‘go-live’ mission Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Sri Lanka: Pilot cancelled due to restructuring of the Government

16 IATI in Rwanda Data Transfer in technical details: Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

17 DAD: Data Quality Assessment Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  The system allows measuring data completeness of every project.  Projects with a score of 100% have full information provided; projects with lower project score are missing information and need attention (requiring follow-up with information providers).  Project data completeness analysis can also be generated with charts, maps, and reports.

18 DAD: Data Quality Assessment Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  The system allows to track how often and when a given project record has been modified/updated  Reports can be rapidly generated to show that information.

19 List of Online DADs Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

20 Thank You Copyright © 2011 Synergy International Systems Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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