August 2011|Erin Coppin, Marcus Manuel, Alastair McKechnie|Toolkits,

The practice of pooling funds from multiple donors into a single instrument is becoming an increasingly popular method of delivering aid to fragile states. However, there are differences in how well individual pooled funds are operating.

This tool provides a systematic way of scoring individual pooled funds based on their effectiveness. The tool uses several indicators to score the funds, including: ownership, alignment, harmonisation, delivery of results and mutual accountability.

Users are encouraged to download the tool and score their own funds. ODI will confirm and validate scores and add them to the database below. Results should be sent to


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