|+ Mapping aid means better aid - Lowy Institute's new Pacific Aid Map
The Lowy Institute (with the help of Australian aid) has launched a new analytical tool to map aid in the Pacific.
Transparency means greater aid effectiveness in the Pacific by improving coordination, alignment, and accountability. The Pacific Aid Map
has collected data on close to 13,000 projects in 14 countries supplied by 62 donors from 2011 onwards.
And it'll be updated annually.
China isn’t the only donor in the region! It’s also not always the most significant donor.
In any given year, more than US$2 billion in aid is invested in the Pacific by more than 60 donors. Almost half comes from Australia.
A lack of transparency can hamper the effectiveness of aid, say Lowy's Alexandre Dayant and Jonathan Pryke.
"It poses difficulties in the coordination of aid efforts by multiple stakeholders. It increases the challenge for countries in the Pacific to align aid with their own investment priorities. It stymies efforts of donors to learn from one other, and from the past. And it reduces accountability."
This data will drive debate about aid in the region for years to come. CID looks forward to working with the Lowy Institute to bring that debate to New Zealand.