In this blog post, we explore the use of ActivityInfo as an information management system for case management and referral. We take a look at the features used in case management and examples from the field and we compare it with open-source and on-premise solutions.
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Paper to Mobile Data Collection - KnK in Pakistan improves efficiency and transparency by combining the ActivityInfo mobile app and platform
By replacing paper-based data collection with ActivityInfo Mobile Data Collection, KnK in Pakistan has witnessed remarkable improvements in both the process and the outputs of data collection within only 3 months of use.
From reporting to decision-making - How digital technologies are evolving data utilization to enable better decisions
Watch the recording from our panel discussion during the gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2022.
4 tips for effective partner capacity development when implementing an M&E system for a large-scale complex program
4 tips to ensure effective partner capacity development for working with M&E systems of large-scale programs.
Using ActivityInfo's GeoJSON API, you can connect ArcGIS Online directly to your ActivityInfo database
Using ActivityInfo's GeoJSON API, you can connect QGIS directly to your ActivityInfo
Explore the key components of a successful Monitoring and Evaluation system and how these enhance data quality for programme level indicators.
When it comes to choosing an Information Management system for humanitarian operation, off-the-shelf software such as ActivityInfo has proven to be lower-risk and more sustainable solution, in comparison to custom development software and open-source tools.
In this article, we are looking at examples of participatory methods and tools for M&E and what we should keep in mind when choosing them. We also consider how participatory M&E can be adapted to virtual settings and link to a variety of resources and toolkits.
In this article, independent M&E consultant, Susanne Neymeyer shares 7 key steps for the development of an M&E system and offers a tool to simplify conducting an M&E gap analysis.
34 countries use ActivityInfo to simplify humanitarian coordination; best practices from the biggest deployments
Highlights from the work of information management teams from UNHCR, IOM and UNOCHA. Explore their work on monitoring the Humanitarian Response in Lebanon, Uganda, Libya and in 17 countries working on the Response for Venezuela and get some inspiration for your 2022 response monitoring planning.
A guide for large scale humanitarian coordination: lessons learnt from IM experts across 3 continents
Database structures, information products and lessons learnt from some of the largest deployments of ActivityInfo in humanitarian coordination.
Learn how ActivityInfo can support the coordination of case management processes related to the Protection, Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence.
Learn how ActivityInfo can support the coordination and monitoring of activities related to the Protection, Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence sector/cluster.
Learn how ActivityInfo can support RRMPs and enhance emergency response data management.
In this list, you can find various tips for form and database design in ActivityInfo which can help you design a robust system to track progress and capture consistent, accurate, and complete data.
Since its first day, more than 11 years ago, organizations use ActivityInfo to monitor Partner’s presence and response activities, KPIs, 3Ws, 4Ws and 5Ws and many more. In this article, we have gathered resources and tips to help you understand how ActivityInfo supports reporting for the WASH Cluster.
In this guide, we create a Notebook that contains various pivot tables and maps to show overviews and drill-downs for the various activities run by the organizations included in the 3W.
Master the most important features in ActivityInfo to create an advanced information management system for your data collection and reporting needs.
In this guide, we will create a simple database to measure the number of beneficiaries we reached with our income generation training activities. We will disaggregate this number based on gender (male, female, other) and refugee status (refugee, non refugee).
Create and share a crowdsourcing survey for disaster management using collection links and a reviewer’s section
In this guide, we design a form for a simple crowdsourcing survey to collect information from the public about damaged entities in an affected area. We also use a Reviewer’s section, only be visible to the disaster management team, to help prioritization.
In this guide, we design a simple Post Training Evaluation Survey and use Collection links to collect anonymous responses from multiple respondents. We then take a look at how this data can be viewed and analyzed in real-time to support evidence-based decision making.
From strategic to project level data, the AVSI Foundation in Uganda elevates evidence-based M&E with a centralized MIS platform
The M&E team in the AVSI Foundation in Uganda is responsible for tracking key indicators for multiple projects, from project outputs all the way up to the strategic goals of the country programmes and is using ActivityInfo to centralize reporting and measure progress towards them.
In this article, we explore how you can use ActivityInfo and maps to assess sites and plan an intervention before going out in the field. Such an exercise can provide you with insights about the situation in the field. For example, you can investigate whether a site can be easily accessed thanks to existing infrastructure using a Street and a Satellite basemap or check if it is located in an urban area or in a less densely populated location using a Population Density Map.
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.
In this guide, we take a look at how you can create a form to host an indexable inventory for your qualitative content in ActivityInfo. You can create a database, a folder or a form to collect and store various qualitative data such as user stories, transcripts, images, recordings, case studies or any other resource that has to do with your research and activities. You can also design your form in such a way that all your content is indexed and easily found based on the criteria you select.
An introduction to participatory monitoring and evaluation: the missing link between inquiry and impact
In this article, we are looking at participatory M&E more closely. We will see how it challenges us to think differently about power, knowledge, and the role of practitioners and affected populations in M&E. We will also consider when we might use participatory approaches in the M&E cycle. We will explore participatory M&E in terms of its benefits and its relationship to human rights, and look at some of the challenges we might face in using participatory approaches.
It is now possible for people with different organizational roles and with a different assignment to contribute to the same record. For example, a data entry officer or an implementing partner can fill in the fields of the form and a reviewer or a donor can indicate if the record is approved for publication.
How UNHCR in East, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region serves diverse reporting needs with a unified platform
UNHCR adopted ActivityInfo in the region to bring together the diverse reporting activities of the regional and country offices. It was selected because it was flexible, quick to deploy and easy to learn.
In this guide, Ms Naomi Falkenburg addresses the concept of inclusive monitoring and evaluation and discusses the main characteristics of an inclusive M&E system. The guide also discusses how ActivityInfo can facilitate inclusive practices in data collection and information management.
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.