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Malaria Funding Data Platform — User Guide

Welcome to MFDP!

The Malaria Funding Data Platform (MFDP) processes information from reliable sources to help users analyze financing flows for malaria as a way to identify financing gaps and priorities and formulate sound resource mobilization strategies.

Why a web platform to track malaria funding?

The RBM Partnership has been showing a remarkable success in increasing funding for malaria control over the past years. The comprehensive public/private nature of the Partnership, including public sector donors, endemic countries, multilaterals, foundations, the private sector, civil society and academia puts it in a unique position to leverage maximum influence for mobilizing financial resources from various funding sources.

However, activities on resource mobilization have traditionally been scattered among the various partners. MFDP allows the RBM Partners to systematically track, in real time and in a partner-friendly manner, funding flows and gaps by consolidating in one place data on malaria financing produced by various RBM and non-RBM sources.

The overall goal of MFDP is to help partners better visualize the malaria funding landscape and provide the information basis for synergies and joint programming among partners for better management of resource mobilization needs and opportunities.

How MFDP works

MFDP consolidates data from relevant databases to provide global overviews, as well as regional and country data, on resource partners’ commitments to malaria control.

MFDP allows users to:

What data MFDP collects and presents

MFDP is not conceived as an standing alone database, but rather as a consolidated repository integrating and presenting in a reader-friendly manner existing information on funding flows and funding policies for malaria control from existing data sources. These sources are currently the OECD-DAC and WHO, but it is planned to expand the number of sources featured.

The OECD/DAC database is the official source of statistics on the 23 OECD DAC (Development Assistance Committee) member countries. Aid data are collected on an annual basis and are consultable through the CRS Aid Activities database. The web platform would extrapolate process and present the data on malaria control, including in comparison to other health and social development sectors.

The WHO Global Malaria Program collects data, including on malaria funding through the World Malaria Report, as part of its responsibility to ensure sound, evidence-based strategies by generating data for decision making, quality assurance. The World Malaria Report is an annual publication summarizing information received from malaria-endemic countries and malaria control partners.

Graphical overview

This web feature allows users to visualize the “where and when” of malaria financing; identify the top 10 resource partners and the top 10 funded countries as well as analyze these data by an endemic country or donor of choice; compare funding patterns for malaria with those for other health sectors.

Resources matrix

This web feature allows to view in a table format the information visualized in the graphical overview.

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