Supporting aid transparency and development effectiveness.
The Aid Management Program (AMP) is DG's flagship offering. Implemented in almost 30 countries, AMP is both far-reaching and locally effective. Streamlined systems allow independent country ownership and sustainability.
AMP 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.
AMP into 2018 and Beyond
This year, DG underwent integrating AMP with Uganda’s DFMAS system. DG created a Budget Integration Tool for the Government of Uganda that reads DMFAS public debt-related data and imports it into UAMP.
In Uganda, the entire community of DMFAS and UAMP users benefits from the linkage because it provides a fuller picture of development activities to UAMP, strengthening public financial management in Uganda.
The linkage between the systems (i) improves data accuracy, by eliminating the potential for human error during a data exchange, (ii) saves time on data entry, making information management more efficient, and (iii) enhances the collaboration and coordination between the government’s aid and debt management divisions. Additionally, the project is moving towards integrating into the Government of Uganda’s budgeting system.
We will also continue to contribute to the IATI community: ground truthing the standard, building tools to improve data quality and usability, and supporting governments to use IATI in country systems.
The AMP source code is licensed under the GPLv3 open source license, which allows users to use and edit the software freely. Interested in seeing our code? The public repositories for AMP, the AMP Public Portal, and the IATI-AIMS Integrator are available on GitHub.