Learn how ActivityInfo can support the coordination of case management processes related to the Protection, Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence.
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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.
To Monitoring and Evaluation professionals who want an effective data collection system but don’t know where to start
In the past, we discussed how ActivityInfo can be used for Monitoring and Evaluation and we took a look at how various features in the system can make the work of the M&E officer easier. In this article, we dive into a more advanced and detailed approach to help you transform your M&E plan into an effective data collection system.
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.
No matter what your case is, you can always import large lists of indicators and other data to ActivityInfo and work with complete datasets using the importer in the platform. With this guide we want to share various tips and tricks to work fast and efficiently when importing your data.
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.
How localized tools assist monitoring and evaluation and data collection activities: ActivityInfo in Burmese
Following the translation of ActivityInfo in Burmese (Myanmar language), we spoke with Ms Swe Swe Aye, a certified ActivityInfo Partner, who led the translation project and we discussed the importance of translating tools to a local language and how user-friendly localized platforms, such as ActivityInfo, can help NGOs in Myanmar and around the world improve their monitoring and evaluation processes.
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.
Following the development of the Map View which allows you to quickly display all records of a form on a map, we are excited to announce that you can now create Map Reports to display data from multiple forms and databases on one map so that you can have a visual summary of your activities quicker.
Collaborating on a common information management system (MIS) such as ActivityInfo makes it easy to collect data from various different sources and maintain a single, centralized source of truth. This article presents some ideas on how to win the support of other partner organizations and stakeholders so as to start working on a common tool.
In this blog post, we take a look at how we can translate any questionnaire to fields in ActivityInfo and how we can prepare a spreadsheet to import as many questions as we need to the platform for quick data collection.
Following our latest release you can now display on maps records that have been added to a form or subform and are linked to a geographic point or area
In this blog post we take a deep dive in the ActivityInfo formulas. We take a look at how we can use Formulas to ensure data quality. We also explore the ways they can be used in data analysis and we explore various functions.
Learn how to share the results of your activities with your team and partners in ActivityInfo and how to publish your reports for external audience to be able to view them.
In this blog post we are presenting the brand-new Database Audit Log, designed to give to Database owners even more control over the information managed in their Databases, enabling Record recovery and helping detect potential disruptive usage.
Disaster Risk Management and the COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan by Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Afghanistan
The use of ActivityInfo for Disaster Risk Management by AKAH,A and for the COVID-19 country response in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health.
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.
We are excited to announce a brand-new ActivityInfo Beginner Training Course running online on two different date periods this July.
Having a monitoring and evaluation software in place is becoming an important component, if not a prerequisite, for the success of a project or a programme. The work of a monitoring and evaluation officer is simplified when an online system is used to centralize and standardize indicators and data colllection processes. In ActivityInfo, we provide database templates that can be adapted to your needs quickly and easily whether you plan to monitor programmes within your organization or you intend to cooperate with other partner organizations.
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.
Many ActivityInfo users are working in settings where they need to collect information related to COVID-19 as a result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak situation. To make your work easier we designed some suggested Form templates with which you can quickly start collecting data.
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.