Development Assistance Database

The Development Assistance Database (DAD) is the most widely implemented solution for Aid Management, Public Investment and National Budgeting. It has been established in more than 35 countries world-wide in close cooperation with UNDP and respective governments to promote transparency and accountability of funds, results-driven decision-making, and aid effectiveness.

The DAD is a powerful, Web-based information collection, tracking, analysis and planning tool, which helps achieve the following objectives:

  • Ownership
    Serves as a decision-support tool for the government to coordinate development efforts in the country
  • Alignment
    Assesses the alignment of aid projects with national strategies and priorities
  • Harmonization
    Identifies aid flow patterns, gaps, duplication of efforts, and priority areas, thereby promoting harmonized, transparent, and effective delivery of aid
  • Managing for Results
    Tracks the results of development projects, thus supporting well-informed decision-making and planning.
  • Mutual Accountability
    Tracks the results of development projects, thus supporting well-informed decision-making and planning

DAD Extensions

  • Online Core DAD
    Tracks and manages all humanitarian and development projects.
  • Offline DAD
    Offers all the data entry and analytical capabilities of the Online Core DAD in situations of limited or no Internet connectivity.
  • Executive Dashboard
    A Powerful decision-support tool for high-level executives providing a complete workspace with on-click access to up-to-date information and simultaneous viewing of all analytical outputs (reports, charts, maps)
  • Development Partner Profile and Sector Profile
    Captures all aid modalities (pooled funds, trust funds, Sector Wide Approaches, etc.), offering a complete picture of aid and evaluating development partner effectiveness, sectoral coverage, and alignment of aid with national priorities.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
    Tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor project level progress in respect to targets/goals. Projects are linked to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Paris Declaration indicators, and nationally-defined indicators in a National Development Strategy or a Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) to track progress toward development results.
  • Aid Effectiveness Portal
    Provides a full range of knowledge management and professional collaboration tools designed to streamline and enhance the work of organizations and individuals in the field of aid effectiveness. Link to factsheet.
  • Public Investment
    Plans and allocates Public Investment Program and can be integrated with external assistance modules, budgeting tools, or financial management systems.
  • Budgeting
    Facilitates top-down and bottom-up budget planning and execution, provides intelligent spreadsheet interface for multiyear budget preparation, and supports budget negotiations.