ABOUT THE MGAE
Welcome to the Module for the Management of External Assistance (MGAE) for the Republic of Haiti!
The Government of the Republic of Haiti is deeply engaged in the domain of aid effectiveness and seeks to apply the principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda to the management of aid flows in the country. Since 2009, the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) has introduced a database for the management of external assistance (MGAE) to increase the transparency of foreign aid and strengthen the capacity of the Haitian government to manage external resources within the national system of planning, programming and development management (SNPPGD).
The MGAE is a web portal that provides access to an interactive database on the funding of projects and in-kind contributions by the international community. The system seeks to improve the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of foreign aid and provide actionable data to inform the Haitian budgetary process.
The ongoing operation of MGAE is a priority of the program to support capacity building in the management of public finances in the Government of Haiti and the broader reconstruction of the country. The project priorities are informed by the conclusions of the “Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation” held in 2011, which focused on improving financial management and planning capacity, for both public and private entities in the country, that expanded on similar important conclusions established during the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005.
A Tool to Support Aid Effectiveness
The introduction of the MGAE is one of the core priorities of the Government of Haiti’s Program to Build Capacity and Improve Competence in the Management of Public Finances, as part of the reconstruction of Haiti. The framework of this tool was influenced by the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
Assistance in the planning, reporting and monitoring of humanitarian action and development: the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) is, along with the Ministry’s Unit of Research and Programming (UEP), the principal user of the MGAE in Haiti. The MPCE is responsible for managing the platform with the objective of planning, coordinating and monitoring the financial commitments of foreign nations in diverse sectors, ranging from infrastructure to health, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office. The MGAE allows users to follow the commitments and performance of international aid and investments, both public and private, in regard to the Strategic Development Plan of Haiti (PSDH).
The MPCE uses the MGAE for both short- and long-term government planning. The key objectives of the system include tracking projects at the regional and national levels, monitoring spending related to sectoral ministries in the medium term, and the oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of individual projects and their budgets.
All Ministries involved in the management of aid investments, as well as all international donors, their implementing agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are committed to using the MGAE as the “unique tool for transparency and information sharing on external assistance in Haiti.” Stakeholders are expected to update their information on a quarterly basis. All individuals are encouraged to use this resource as a catalyst for dialogue, management and collaboration between both domestic and external partners.
Attention: MGAE data is collected in collaboration with a number of donors and other partners, according to an ongoing process based on the methodology presented. The data from MGAE can not be considered exhaustive and is purely indicative, based on the degree of validation achieved to date in the collection process.