Launched in 2010, Catalpa builds tools to help governments, NGOs, communities and development partners make decisions that improve the delivery of aid and services in development contexts. In doing so, Catalpa provides innovative, simple and effective solutions to meet the real needs of people by fusing human-centred design with the possibilities of technology.
Catalpa believes that technology is not one size fits all: context matters. The organisation works hard to understand the real needs of its partners by centering their design and development process around them. In Myanmar, working closely with the IATI Secretariat, the Government of Myanmar and the European Union, Catalpa is building Myanmar’s Mohinga Aid Information Management System (AIMS) providing Myanmar with the ability to monitor aid programmes and spending in a way that’s smart, simple and secure. Work is now underway to simplify the ability for users to import data directly from the IATI Registry into the Mohinga app as a further step along the way to making it easier for organisations and governments to be open.
Catalpa is also fully committed to improving its own transparency and accountability by soon publishing its own data to IATI.
We look forward to working with Catalpa to help ensure the publication of timely, comprehensive and accurate data on development cooperation flows.