UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The creation of ActivityInfo as a solution for the reporting requirements of UNICEF during the DRC Emergency Response
The use of ActivityInfo in the Response to the Syrian Crisis by UNHCR in Jordan
REACH Initiative in CAR
The use of ActivityInfo by the REACH Initiative in CAR
International Budget Partnership
Data Management in IBP and the Role of ActivityInfo in Handling Quantitative and Quantifiable Qualitative Data
UNHCR Yemen leverages ActivityInfo for real-time analysis for the Protection and the NFI-Shelter Clusters, as well as internal UNHCR programmes.
UNICEF Lebanon uses ActivityInfo for the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan
ActivityInfo Protection Database at UNRWA
Video recording of the presentation by Sasha Abdi from UNRWA in Jordan at the ActivityInfo user conference in Geneva on June 15th, 2017.
2017 Iraq IDP Activityinfo reporting Protection Cluster Video Tutorial
Chalak Hassan demonstrates how the Iraq Protection Cluster uses ActivityInfo to collect and analyze results.
The ActivityInfo training in Beirut: three days full of practice and knowledge exchange
In the beginning of September, our Training Coordinator visited Beirut and gave a three day training on the key aspects of ActivityInfo. Fourteen humanitarian organizations and field offices from UN agencies to smaller NGOs coming from various countries such as Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan were represented in the training. In total around twenty participants came together and practiced using the platform.
Information Management at its best: UNOCHA in Iraq leverages the ActivityInfo API to synthesize the Iraq 2019 Humanitarian Response Dashboard using data collected by all the Clusters.
Following the remarkable 2018 Iraq HRP Monitoring Dashboard, UNOCHA in Iraq released the "2019 Humanitarian Response Dashboard" which presents a comprehensive overview of the Humanitarian Response in the country. The Dashboard presents the Humanitarian Response regarding IDPs, returnees and affected host communities, under the HRP or other Non-HRP related activities in more than 800 locations, as well as the humanitarian presence of 111 partners.
Join the three day training on the M&E software ActivityInfo in Beirut in September
This September our Training Coordinator will visit Beirut in Lebanon to give a three day, on-site training on ActivityInfo. The training will take place in Beirut on September 2nd-4th and will be in the English language.
Introducing ActivityInfo Version 4.0
Following some months of hard work and fruitful discussions with many users, we are very excited to announce that the first part of Activityinfo Version 4.0 has been officially released. This includes the Table View, a new Data Entry Importer and the first part of the Reports Interface which includes Pivot Tables and Chart Reports. Also a Search Bar allows you to find Folders, Databases and Forms quickly and easily.
Mercy Corps simplifies GIS with ActivityInfo in Somalia
Coordinating a complex project across multiple regions requires excellent data, especially for GIS purposes. ActivityInfo has helped Mercy Corps improve the quality of collected data and simplify map production.
Best Practices for Developing Internal Training Materials for reporting data in ActivityInfo
Compiling internal training materials for your staff or external partners can give stakeholders the confidence to fully participate in a new system. In this blog post, we have collected a number of great examples on training materials from ActivityInfo users, together with a few tips and tricks from our own team.
ActivityInfo in Nairobi: Join our 3 day training in Kenya and become an expert user of the platform
Our Training Coordinator will visit Nairobi, Kenya this November (4th - 6th) to give a three day training on the use of ActivityInfo for monitoring and evaluation, information management, case tracking and case management and many more cases. The training will be in English and aims to provide participants - with or without prior knowledge of the platform - with key information and practical skills on using the software for collecting, monitoring and analyzing data. There will be limited seats to be able to provide one-on-one support to each participant.
LogFrame versus Information Management System; what are they and how are they related to ActivityInfo?
In this blog post we examine what a Logical Framework (LogFrame) is, what an Information System is and what is the role of ActivityInfo in relation to these two.
Data Security and ActivityInfo
The security of the information gathered and stored in ActivityInfo is of paramount importance for us. Having worked in the field we know what it is like to handle confidential and sensitive information and we take up the cause of protecting what the humanitarian organizations trust us with. This blog post is about the precautions and actions we take to ensure that your data is always safe in ActivityInfo.
What is new in ActivityInfo Version 4.0?
With this blog post we take a look at the recent developments in ActivityInfo Version 4.0. This includes exporting databases, filtering Pivot Tables, using formulas in Pivot tables and customizing Serial Numbers with Single Selection Fields.
Iraq Health Cluster Database in 2018
Amar Sabah Nore from WHO Iraq presents on how the Health Cluster has improved information management with ActivityInfo.
Three day training on ActivityInfo in The Hague
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a three-day Training on ActivityInfo in The Hague, Netherlands. The Training will take place from 24th to 26th June 2019. It will be in the English language and will cover all the aspects related to using the software for data collection, database and form design, data analysis and reporting.
The use of ActivityInfo by the International Budget Partnership: an interview with S. Hulawale, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
In this blog post you can watch an interview with Suvarna Hulawale, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in the International Budget Partnership (IBP) who presents how the organization has been using ActivityInfo for their programs and the country programs. The interview was conducted for and presented in the ActivityInfo User Conference 2018, in Amman, Jordan.
Quick, easy and interactive indicators guidance for new staff and partners: the 3RP Guidance Notes by the IMWG in Turkey
In this blog post we take a look at an interactive tool designed by the Information Management Working Group in Turkey which makes partner training and the provision of indicator guidance to new agencies and staff easier and quicker. We spoke with Mr. Levent Eksi, Associate Information Management Officer in UNHCR who explained to us why the IMWG decided to create this tool and how it has improved their work, the partners cooperation and the indicators quality.
Designing ActivityInfo 4.0: a user-friendly and consistent design to serve all types of user needs
Since 2009 we have been developing ActivityInfo with the objective to make the lives of humanitarians working in the field and in headquarter offices easier. Whether their work is in Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Management, Case tracking or project management, we want our users to have a flexible tool in their hands. Nine years later, we are channelling all the knowledge, feedback and experience acquired from our successes and failures to a coherent vision of what ActivityInfo is and will be.
ActivityInfo brings together the entire humanitarian community in Iraq and in the IDP Crisis
814 users across 100 organizations cooperate in monitoring data for the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2018 in Iraq using ActivityInfo to report their data. ActivityInfo facilitates the cooperation of a very big number of partners capturing data for the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2018. UNOCHA is leading the HRP. Big organisations and smaller NGOs report for the clusters of Education, Emergency Livelihoods, Health, MPC, RRM, SNFI and WASH.
Levels of Analysis in Information Management: how and how much to track
In this blog post we take the next step towards understanding how a successful Information System should work, by asking key questions, taking inspiration from our current users.
New advanced permission types allow you to grant more granular permissions to users.
We have added three new permission types to ActivityInfo, giving you more options when it comes to enforcing data quality rules and controlling access to sensitive data. The new permission types are part of a development project sponsored by UNRWA in Jordan.
The use of ActivityInfo in the Ebola Response by UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In November 2018, UNICEF in the Democratic Republic of the Congo started using the software for monitoring activities related to the Ebola Response. We spoke with Mr. Ambroise Brou, Information Management Specialist for the Emergency situation in UNICEF DRC and Mr. Patrice Fillon, Information Management Specialist in the Ebola Response in UNICEF DRC who explained to us how ActivityInfo is used today by the organization and in particular in the Ebola Response.
Mali WASH Cluster Coordination with ActivityInfo
The WASH cluster in Mali uses ActivityInfo as a space where WASH cluster partners can enter communal, shared information and data about their activities on the ground. Partners use on-line forms to enter data directly into the central database. This information is immediately available to the Cluster Coordinator.
Activityinfo in Tajikistan: 5 days full of trainings and discussions on M&E and information management with UNICEF in Tajikistan
Last month the Training Coordinator of the ActivityInfo team, Lucy Brinks visited Dushanbe, Tajikistan to give a training to UNICEF in Tajikistan who is using the M&E software in the country. During the five day visit Lucy met with various team units that cooperate using the platform and discussed a variety of topics in M&E and Information Management with them.
How AIP Foundation decided to adopt ActivityInfo across four countries
Blog post by Danielle Moore regarding how AIP Foundation decided to adopt ActivityInfo across Vietnam, Thailand, China and Cambodia
ActivityInfo 4.0: Powerful database and form design, advanced user management
We are excited to announce that the new Database Design, the Form Designer and the User Management of ActivityInfo 4.0 have been released. Following several months of hard work and frequent communication with our users, the latest ActivityInfo developments have been designed to make the work of thousands of humanitarians in areas such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Management and Case Management more straightforward and effective.
ActivityInfo is now available in Portuguese
With the increase of the number of Portuguese-speaking ActivityInfo users, it was time to add Portuguese to the list of languages that the M&E software is available in.
Reflections from the ActivityInfo training in Nairobi: humanitarians combining best practices and cooperating on a single platform
Twenty two humanitarians from Kenya, Yemen, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt joined the three day ActivityInfo training in Nairobi on November 4th-6th, 2019. Humanitarians coming both from big UN organizations and smaller NGOs came together in the heart of Nairobi to discuss their challenges in information management and to advance their skills in the use of the platform.
Interview with Michael Ghosoub from Caritas Lebanon
An interview with Michael Ghosoub about how Caritas uses ActivityInfo in Lebanon.
Tutorial d'Utilisation de la Cluster Wash Mali
Robert Cissokho of the Mali Wash Cluster shared a guide (in French) he created for the members of the WASH Cluster.
Exploratory text mining with the ActivityInfo API; the QualMiner Project for the Emergency Response Plan
The ActivityInfo team participates in the exploratory research project, QualMiner which focuses on the challenge of handling the unstructured information reported by humanitarian organizations for the Emergency Response.
Interview with UNICEF DRC's Steven Michel
Steven Michel describes how ActivityInfo helped improve information management within UNICEF and Cluster programs in the DRC.
Iraq Education Cluster ActivityInfo Reporting
The Education Cluster in Iraq provides a great demonstration of how ActivityInfo is used to collect cluster member results.
From Data Collection... to Analysis: Helping BRAC WASH bring everything together
Monitoring activities focus very much on data collection and much less effort is spent on analysing and using the data. BRAC WASH together with IRC and BeDataDriven are changing this.