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In this guide, we take a look at the concept of a project-level database to simplify your monitoring and evaluation efforts.
Why is indicator meta-data important and which critical elements should be included in the Indicator Reference Sheet?
During the gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2022, M&E experts shared their insights on navigating change management while introducing new digital technologies into their organizations.
The impact of digital technologies on Monitoring and Evaluation; cases from the field, country offices and HQs
During the gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2022, M&E experts shared their insights on challenges and opportunities they came across during the digital transformation journey in their organization.
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.
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.
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.
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 2023.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.