What is MODARI?
UKCDR is leading a project working to improve the availability and consistency of data on ODA-funded research and innovation across UK government funders and implementing partners. MODARI has three specific areas of focus, which include ODA funding calls, ODA–funded projects, and results of ODA-funded projects.
Why are we working on this?
UKCDR has delivered , for example, UK ODA and Wellcome-funded research capacity strengthening in LMICs. We understand the challenges and opportunities associated with cross-funder datasets and strongly believe that timely, reliable data are key for a coherent, impactful approach to funding development research.
Active ODA-funded projects
To ensure that data can be collated across organisations and made accessible to a wide range of stakeholders, we have built on funders’ existing IT systems and ODA reporting processes. This has involved agreeing common information to collect and coordinating regular updates to a database of ODA projects. The data fields were chosen to balance range of potential portfolio analyses with data collection feasibility across organisations.
The database is intended to support quicker country/thematic analyses and ODA planning. Iterative improvements to data coverage will continue and we welcome feedback on improvements to this page. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions.