Design workshop for future Aid Information Management System

Nov 19, 2015

A half-day workshop organized by UNDP’s ‘Uzbekistan Aid Effectiveness Project’ (UAEP), held at Tashkent’s ‘Wyndham’ hotel on November 19 with the involvement of national and international experts, has laid foundations for the design of Uzbekistan’s Aid Information Management System (AIMS).

This national event saw the attendance of 35 representatives of donor organizations, national ministries and international companies, particularly representatives from three leading international companies ‘Synergy International Systems’, ‘Development Gateway’ and ‘Catalpa International’.

The event helped national experts to develop the architecture of the future system, with the outcome intended to best meet the needs of potential end-users. It is planned that the AIMS will enable stakeholders to easily access up-to-date, relevant and forward-looking data regarding aid flows in Uzbekistan, as a means of better planning and implementing development assistance projects.

During the workshop representatives from the three international companies, selected by UNDP and Ministry of Finance based on their credentials and success in developing similar systems, shared the experience of their company’s work through interactive sessions.

The workshop’s open format allowed national partners involved to obtain firsthand knowledge about best practices for aid database, to learn about approaches for information gathering and analysis, and to develop a concept of the future AIMS system.

The knowledge gained through the workshop will enable the UAEP project’s national expert on database development to formulate the future AIMS system’s technical specifications, allowing stakeholders to finalize it for the upcoming procurement process which is due to be announced at the end of 2016.

The ‘Uzbekistan Aid Effectiveness Project’, implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, works to improve the effectiveness of aid flowing into Uzbekistan in the long-term, while strengthening the capacities of relevant Government institutions to better coordinate, manage and mobilize external resources at country and sector levels.

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