ICGFM Promotes Knowledge Transfer Among Public Financial Management Experts
Working globally with governments, organizations, and individuals, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management is dedicated to improving financial management by providing opportunities for professional development and information exchange.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
April 2, 2014 ICGFM DC Forum Luncheon
Shedding Light on Foreign Aid
Makes for Better Financial Management
International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon
Nancy McGuire Choi and Brad Parks
Co-Executive Directors, AidData
· Learn about the comprehensive AidData 3.0 data portal
· Hear about pioneering efforts to track Chinese development finance to Africa
· Learn how TUFF methodology impacts public financial management experts in countries benefiting from significant amounts of non-Western development finance
AidData makes development finance information more accessible and actionable by creating data, decision support tools and knowledge products that enable the global development community to more effectively target, coordinate, and evaluate aid. With AidData 3.0, development researchers and practitioners are now able to compare data on over $40 trillion in remittances, foreign direct investment, and aid from 90 donor agencies. Private foundation grants and domestic public expenditure from developing countries will also be added in the coming months. AidData also works with a variety of development finance and aid management institutions to provide custom data solutions, including mobile and web applications, and research, training, and advisory services.
During this presentation, AidData will demo the AidData 3.0 platform (including its GIS module). AidData has developed an open-source data collection and triangulation methodology, The Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows (TUFF), to help analysts, journalists, policymakers and transparency advocates better understand China's role as a non-Western supplier of development finance in Africa. The resulting treasure trove of data is publicly available at china.aiddata.org and captures over 1900 Chinese grants, loans, technical assistance programs, debt relief schemes, export credits, and state-sponsored investment activities.
Nancy Choi is the Co-Executive Director of AidData, and is the Senior Director of Operations at Development Gateway, responsible for the management and strategic direction of DG's programs in over 30 countries. Nancy has extensive experience leading aid management projects and working with governments and donors around the world. Previously, Nancy monitored and responded to natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies for USAID.
Brad Parks is Co-Executive Director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William and Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He previously administered the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s annual country selection process. He is also an author of several books and articles on aid allocation, aid effectiveness, and development theory and practice.
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036