Aid Information Management Systems (AIMS) are designed to assist developing countries in managing their aid flows. It is a software application that record and process information about development activities and related aid flows in a given country. AIMS capture project-level information on commitments and disbursements, by donor, implementer, sector and geographic locations.
AIMS help developing countries to incorporate aid flows into their national budgets and improve the overall alignment of assistance with country priorities. Accordingly Bangladesh is going to establish a web based Aid Information Management System (AIMS) under the “Strengthening Capacity for Aid Effectiveness in Bangladesh” project to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of aid.
The overall objective of AIMS is to provide a common information sharing platform for Government and Development Partners, improve aid coordination, increase aid transparency, strengthen mutual accountability and align the contribution of Development Partners (DP) with national development priorities.
Also AIMS will helpful to keep track of on-budget and off-budget flow. Furthermore, some funding sources may bring aid to facilitate their own activities. This type of aid is classified as off-budget as these information is not recorded to the ADP of the government.
- Foreign Aided Project Information Management
- Effectiveness Indicator
- IATI Data Import
- Reporting and Notification Management
- User Access Management
Features & Benefits
- AIMS will capture comprehensive information on all aid flows (both on- & off-budget)
- IT will help ERD to perform its mandated functions more effectively and efficiently
- Individual wings of ERD will have quick and easy access to information on aid portfolios of their DP counterparts, which will allow them to respond to requests more quickly
- The AIMS will allow monitoring to what extent external funding is supporting priorities defined in the Sixth Five Year Plan (SFYP) and thereby foster alignment of foreign aid
- The AIMS will serve as a single-entry-window for all aid information and thereby standardize and harmonize aid reporting
- The AIMS will serve as a common data sharing platform. Since aid data will be directly entered by DPs (single source entry), data entry errors can be minimized
- The AIMS will capture planned disbursements and therefore increase ERD’s ability to predict future external resource envelopes