Strengthening data management. Prior to AMP implementation, donor agencies reported and updated actual and planned disbursement data on a quarterly basis via an Excel template developed by the MOF in 2005. However, while the data collection process was solid, the Excel-based system had reached its limitations in housing data in a user-friendly manner. Building on the existing process, government continues to request information from donors in the same manner, but now enters and validates the data in AMP.
Government Ownership. The MOF’s Debt and Aid Division is the government entity that manages AMP and hosts the application on its servers. MOF management signaled from the beginning that AMP implementation was a high priority, and that the system should quickly become embedded in the institutional workflow. This strong commitment is evident in the rapid progress made by the Debt and Aid Division in implementing the system and using it for analytical purposes.
Infrastructure. Existing technical capacity to maintain the AMP server was limited and has been enhanced as part of the implementation process. DG is also broadening its work with the government beyond AMP, providing technical assistance to strengthen the MOF’s internal network.
Managing for Results. The government intends to begin using AMP to monitor progress toward the Paris Declaration indicators, as well as to implement a routine project monitoring reporting structure. It is also using AMP to undertake more proactive aid effectiveness monitoring through greater analysis of donor portfolios.
Donor access. The MOF is planning to give donors the ability to both input and extract data from the system directly. This will allow them to access the most recent data on all donor activities across the country and analyze other donors’ activities and behavior to improve collaboration and aid effectiveness.