ONE’s policy team played with QuODA — a new tool developed by the Center for Global Development and Brookings — all day yesterday.
For the first time, QuODA lets you measure the effectiveness of aid to developing countries across donors by looking at a wide range of quantifiable indicators on aid quality (such as measurements of aid transparency, the use of country systems and donor coordination). It lets you compare 23 different countries and 150 agencies, which means you can even see how different parts of the U.S. government stack up against each other. Check out the comparison of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID and the Department of the Defense in the screen shot above -– pretty interesting!
QuODA is a critical first step to helping track whether donors are meeting their commitments to improve aid effectiveness and -– most importantly — ensuring that development assistance is being delivered in a way that can achieve maximum results in countries around the world. Check it out and listen to the “Wonkcast.”