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Presentation by Ms. SionaKoti

DAD Community of Practice, Yerevan, Armenia

June 2011

DAD Solomon Islands:

Channelling Donor Resources to the Country’s Priorities


Improving Aid Management


Enhancing Development Effectiveness

Brief background on solomon islands

Region : Ocean group of Islands in the South Pacific Ocean

Land : 27,980 sqkm

Climate : Equatorial and tropical moonsonal

Population : 581,381

Religion : Predominantly Christian

Language : English (official), Melanesian Pidgin + 120 Indigenous languages

Gov’t : Parliamentary Democracy – Independence : 1978

Brief Background on Solomon Islands

Mdg 8 a global partnership for development
MDG 8: A Global Partnership for Development

Strong partnership between developed and developing countries is essential for achievement of the other 7 MDGs.This is of special significance to SI as its development projects are financed up to 70% by external resources.

MDG 8 Targets:

8a: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

8b: Address special needs of least developed countries

8c: Address special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States

8d: Deal comprehensively with debt problems of DCs

8e: Provide access to affordable essential drugs in DCs

8f: Make available benefits of new technologies

Solomon islands participated in 2011 paris declaration monitoring survey
Solomon Islands participated in 2011 Paris Declaration Monitoring Survey




for Results




Aid coordination and management tasks
Aid Coordination and Management Tasks Monitoring Survey

Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC) is responsible for managing the development cooperation between Government and donor partners in Solomon Islands.

MDPAC serves as the focal point and facilitator for aid coordination and is tasked to maximize the benefits of donor funds in realizing the country’s development goals

MDPAC initiated ‘Strengthening Aid Coordination and Management Capacities Project’ funded by UNDP to improve efficiency and effectiveness of aid coordination and management in Solomon Is lands

Project goals strengthening capacities processes strategies and instruments
Project Goals: Monitoring SurveyStrengthening Capacities, Processes, Strategies and Instruments

  • Developing aid coordination and management

    processes and procedures

  • Reinforcing linkages among MDPAC divisions

    and with other Ministries and donor partners

  • Building coordination skills and management

    capacities in Aid Coordination Division in MDPAC

  • Establishing an Aid Information Management

    System and improving information network

Development assistance database dad
Development Assistance Database (DAD) Monitoring Survey

DAD will support creation of a results-based delivery and monitoring framework, and also an accountability mechanism within the SIG aid management architecture

Development projects would be linked to sectoral Key Performance Indicators and related MDGs (in DAD)

Synergy International Systems Inc. conducted Needs Assessment in May, Customization in October 2010

DAD core module was delivered in December 2010, Launched by Deputy Prime Minister on 4 March 2011

Dad implementation and capacity building
DAD Implementation and Capacity Building Monitoring Survey

Data collection and initial data entry/validation:

Available data has been entered in pilot DAD module, with Synergy’s assistance, rolled out to stakeholders

Data updating and designing/disseminating reports:

MDPAC team is supporting development partners, and Line Ministries in data updating and validation

Capacity building requirement and training program:

Synergy expert conducted training of focal persons nominated by development partners and ministries, training program would be implemented as per plan

Viability and sustainability challenges
Viability and Sustainability Challenges Monitoring Survey

Internet connectivity for a web-based system:

DAD will be hosted at Synergy’s US office, an offline module will allow to view and update data, which can be synchronized when internet would be available

Ownership and sustainability of DAD system:

MDPAC will assume ownership and management, would build outreach, report preparation and system administration capacities (initial 3-years contract with Synergy’s provision on training and technical support)

Linking of projects to sectoral KPIs and MDGs:

Mapping of KPIs and MDG targets of each project would need extensive efforts, to take advantage of DAD’s capability to support M&E of these projects

Solomon Islands Government is utilizing DAD to Monitoring Survey

Establish Ownership,

Align and Harmonize donor resources to country priorities,

Strengthen Accountability and Results-based framework


Achievement of the National Development Objectives

Tagio Monitoring SurveyTumas