Structure of the Partnership
The partnership is supported by pooled resources from multiple development partners. The outputs of the partnership will be to
- Create and maintain a common mapping platform
- Develop visualization tools to display and distribution at the project level
- Assist governments to increase their geo-related capacity
- Develop and apply technology to create citizen feedback mechanisms
- Build citizen and civil society capacity to provide feedback on project results
- Evaluate the program
The Open Aid Partnership will use a phased approach to implement its activities:
- Phase I: In the first phase, the Partnership will focus on working closely with donors and partner countries to develop an integrated Open Aid Map (Component 1) and to support the capacity of partner countries to better manage aid flows by supporting them in developing country-owned open aid mapping platforms (Component 2). Furthermore, the Partnership will develop strategic partnerships with civil society organizations to act as "information intermediaries" at the local level and to strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations and citizens in the use of open aid data (Component 3).
- Phase II: In a second phase, the Partnership will promote innovative uses of ICTs, including crowd-sourcing, SMS and social media, to support the closing of feedback loops between citizens, implementing agencies and donors (Component 4). The Partnership will also support evaluations of the development impact of innovative uses of ICTs and the development of geo-enabled and open mapping country platforms in order to better understand the programs effects on enhancing poor people's well-being through improvements in aid coordination and transparency (Component 5).
Potential pilot countries based on initial consultations, country environment, and existing programs below are a few suggested countries. These are just a sample of potential pilot countries and through the partnership, we would collectively identify which countries to pursue.
- Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
- Latin America: Bolivia, Peru
- South Asia: Nepal, Bangladesh
- East Asia: Indonesia