OPM provided data analysis and strategic advice to AusAID as part of their Regional Situation Analysis of Africa. We provided critical analysis of emerging trends within the African development context over a 10-15 year time horizon. We also provided analysis of the most recent data available on aid flows to Africa, identifying heavily aided and under-aided countries, regions and sectors. This information was used to advise AusAID on the specific opportunities and constraints for Australian ODA in Africa. The final report also included guidance and operating principles for medium sized donors working in Africa in order to promote the effective use of aid.