Quantity and Quality of ODA, what is important?

QuODA is an assessment of the Quality of Official Development Assistance (ODA) provided by 23 donor countries and more than 100 aid agencies. Aid quality is assessed using 31 indicators grouped in four dimensions that reflect the international consensus of what constitutes high-quality aid:

  • Maximizing Efficiency
  • Fostering Institutions
  • Reducing Burden
  • Transparency and Learning

Rankings can be viewed in separate indices and in the Quality of Aid Diamond, which makes it possible to quickly compare countries and agencies across all four dimensions. The new edition of QuODA also allows users to begin to assess change in donors' performance over time. Percentage change for each donor on each indicator common to both the 2010 and 2011 editions, and on each dimension, can be viewed in the Change vs. Prior Year bar charts.

The authors hope that QuODA will be a catalyst for lively debates and, more importantly, for substantial improvements in how aid is provided.

Read more on www.cgdev.org/section/topics/aid_effectiveness/quoda