Over the past decade, a new global consensus has emerged on the importance of delivering development aid more effectively. From the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness to the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, the central theme is country ownership. Developing countries must lead the sustainable development of their societies, with the international community supporting national and local priorities.
Since 1997, Synergy has been working with developing country governments and international organizations to promote development effectiveness. We have been doing so by providing the Development Assistance Database (DAD) to developing countries, a country-level, country-led system for tracking aid money and projects. We have successfully implemented DAD in various contexts, from fragile states to emerging markets.