Analysis of in-country aid fragmentation and donor proliferation in context of the PD Monitoring 2011
The OECD-DAC Task Team on Division of Labour and Complementarity has undertaken work to support more detailed analysis of aid fragmentation within partner countries. The 89 tables below have been shared with the national co-ordinators of the Monitoring exercise in March 2011 to support their assessments of dvision of labour in their country.
National co-ordinators were asked to discuss the trends highlighted by this data with stakeholders and to consider reflecting on the findings in their responses to the Country Report questions on aid fragmentation. They were encouraged to feed this evidence into any ongoing discussions on fragmentation and division of labour in their country.
The PDF files contain three tables for each country:
(i) an aid fragmentation table, showing the number of donors and the volume of aid for each sector and the changes from 2005 to 2009;
(ii) a donor proliferation table, displaying for each donor the number of sectors supported and the respective volumes (again comparing the situation in 2005 and 2009); and
(iii) a table providing a snapshot of the distribution of aid across donors and sectors in 2009.
What does this analysis tell me?
The objective of the trend analyses is to easily identify changes over time in aid allocation within a given sector and by a particular donor at partner country level. The trend analyses are less useful to compare sectors or donors with each other as in many cases it is difficult to conclude from the figures alone a more or less preferable situation for different sectors or donors without taking into consideration their respective characteristics.
Where do the figures come from?
Ssourced from OECD-DAC statistics, the data look at actual disbursements of country programmable aid (CPA). The tables represent aid fragmentation and proliferation from a sector perspective. This means that other aspects of fragmentation (individual projects; regional fragmentation) are not captured in the tables. Sector definitions applied are taken from OECD-DAC statistics. They do not necessarily match with the sector definitions used at country level.
This evidence is provided on a pilot basis and national co-ordinators may choose to draw on it in your dialogue around the implementation of the Paris Declaration and Accra Agenda for Action in your country. Feedback and questions are always appreciated, and can be provided via the Survey helpdesk: firstname.lastname@example.org. You might also consider applying this conceptual framework using data collected in country – for example, using your sector definitions – to draw conclusions on aid fragmentation.