The Aid Management Platform (MGAE) was installed within the MPCE after a formal agreement was signed with Development Gateway in October 2009. In the early phase of the system, strictly only humanitarian data, related to the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years, was entered. The tool returned to full functionality at the end of the mandate of the CIRH, that was put in place by the previous government. The new leadership of the MPCE, with support from the Prime Minister and President, reintroduced the platform beginning in early 2012, where donor groups and both public and private implementing agencies provided standardized information to the system.
In January 2012, the first framework for data collection was approved by the MPCE and the Prime Minister’s Office and it served as the foundation for a national exercise to grasp the scope of external investments in the country. Since February 2012, this information has gradually been complemented based off of pre-existing data, collected from the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the financial tracking system of OCHA. These data snapshots were provided to donors for validation. Moreover, meetings were held with key donors to introduce the project’s objectives, the platform’s functionality, and the currently available data. The MPCE has also held meetings to collaborate with UN agencies, the UCAONG and several international NGOs with large portfolios, as well as organizations with significant Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Haiti.
This section presents the most recent data framework: a spreadsheet organized with key data fields that are used by the MGAE. This guide includes a simple guide and a format for sharing the data in both Word and Excel formats.
This initiative was developed in the spirit of aid transparency, and as such, provides access to a visual matrix of the data collection workflow to facilitate the maintenance of current donor records in a central repository through the web portal. The system allows progress to be tracked and reports to be generated, in order to provide qualitative analyses of planned and actual expenditures.
Note: The data collection matrix is updated monthly by the MPCE's MGAE team. While the database is updated in real time according to the information available, data presented in the public view is automatically consolidated and posted at the end of each week.