THE AFRIFUND GROUP
Professional individuals and partner organizations committed to success in development.
The professional network of is international with active members in North America, Europe,
Africa, South Asia, Latin America
The database is Internet accessible. In its first phase the implementation
was done using an open access Wiki. The ongoing development of the database
is being phased to add functionality as the content matures.
The database embraces the concept of open access. Everyone is welcome to use
and contribute to the common pool of information.
Information is only of management value when it is reliable. The content of the
database is subject to validation by Afrifund Group network members.
Sharing information that is already known is better than ignoring existing data
and repeating mistakes.
Why is it that the NORTH has doubled its wealth every 10 years for four
decades and the SOUTH is about a half as wealthy as it was 40 years ago?
By most standards, this would be described as failed development.
One reason is that most people have little or no information about what is
actually going on. There is no easily accessible useful and reliable management
The Afrifund Groups TAAME Project
Transparency, Accounting and Accountability, and effective Monitoring
and Evaluation (TAAME) is being launched using a mix of old experience
and new technology. The process can change the Knowledge Dimension of
Development, and then the performance of development.
The AfriFund Database
An Internet accessible database of key information about development is
being implemented. It was started in its first phase at the end of 2003.
The goal is to put all the information that is needed to understand
development performance into an "open access" system. The database
content is designed to improve decision making, to help assess
development performance and to make independent reliable management
information for development easily available.
About People and Organizations
The Afrifund Database is collecting information about people and
organizations that are doing work in the relief and development
segment of the global economy. This includes CBOs, NGOs, PVOs,
FBOs - both formal and informal.
Data about communities will be collected in the next phase so that
the there is easier access to information about priority needs and
better understanding of community potential.
International socio-economic development is complex and there are thousands
of issues. The database is host to a dialog about issues and ways in which
problems can be addressed and solutions implemented.
....about development issues
The database is being organized so that there is much more information
easily accessible about relief and development resource flows and the
actual use of the resource
The database reliability is ensured by a network of people who have the
responsibilty for validating the information that is in the database.
This is a continuing process with local peer review and international
Funding the Work - Profit in Development
The program is being implemented as efficiently and as low cost as possible.
The group is engaging in some "for profit" activities to obtain resources
including relief and development consulting, business plan consulting,
speaking engagements, etc. In addition the database profits from sale
of fairly traded coffee.
To go to the coffee site .... click here
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