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ActivityInfo for Shelter activities reporting and partners’ coordination

Since its first day, more than 11 years ago, ActivityInfo has been used to support the coordination and reporting activities of large multi-partnered programmes, information management working groups and cluster/sector activities. In this article, we have gathered resources and tips to help you understand how ActivityInfo supports reporting for the Shelter Cluster.

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Eight reasons to switch from Excel to web-based partner reporting in 2021

Despite being a powerful tool when analyzing data, spreadsheets have not been built to hold large amounts of data. That is why a more robust system designed for this purpose can benefit an organization working on complex data requirements. With this article we take a look at how ActivityInfo can help you tackle information management challenges and spreadsheet nightmare scenarios in 2021.

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Response monitoring and multi-partner reporting coordination with ActivityInfo

By gathering the data reported by multiple partner organizations in one place, information management officers can have access to centralized information and produce evidence-based, comprehensive reports and BI tools to support decision making and planning across all levels of the Response. With this article, we explore ways in which you can leverage ActivityInfo and its features and improve collaboration and coordination in various cases such as 4W activities, RRMPs and emergencies across multiple clusters or sectors.

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Multi-partner reporting with UNOCHA Iraq: from standardized forms to an innovative dynamic dashboard

Every year, UNOCHA in Iraq shares the Iraq Humanitarian Dashboard, a dynamic dashboard that presents an overview of the Humanitarian Response in the country. From year to year the Humanitarian Dashboard is evolving using innovative techniques, leveraging the possibilities of the ActivityInfo API. In this article, we take a look at the new developments in the 2020 Iraq Humanitarian Dashboard.

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Transforming COVID-19 data management in Afghanistan

The fast developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic have created brand-new data management needs worldwide. The amount of data coming in from various sources and the pressure for daily, updated numbers and reports create an additional challenge both for the reporting sides and for the governments that collect these data. In this blog post we explore the adoption of ActivityInfo as a data management platform for monitoring the COVID-19 response in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as a result of the partnership between the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Afghanistan (AKAH,A) and the Ministry of Public Health in the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ActivityInfo User Conference 2018: A lot of insights on how the online M&E software assists coordination, planning and information management

Just a few days ago the ActivityInfo team visited Jordan to host a two-day User Conference on ActivityInfo. The purpose of the User Conference was for the team to meet some of the users of ActivityInfo and to get the chance to discuss with them the way they use ActivityInfo as a software for Monitoring and Evaluation, the expectations they have from the tool and the ways it can be improved to assist humanitarians in Planning, Coordination, Data Collection and Data Analysis and Reporting.

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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.

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