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).
What’s new in M&E
Find out how ActivityInfo can support your monitoring and evaluation activities and get introduced to our database templates.
Track project indicators across tens or hundreds of projects globally.
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 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.
In this Webinar we discuss inclusive indicators, data disaggragation, information systems for inclusive programming and many more topics related to inclusion in monitoring and evaluation activities.
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.
This session is ideal for Monitoring and Evaluation professionals who want to start building a data collection system for their M&E activities but don’t know how and where to start.
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.
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.
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
We are happy to announce three upcoming online ActivityInfo training courses on using the software for information management and monitoring and evaluation, taking place in October, November and December addressed to different levels of ActivityInfo users.
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.
This November, our Training Coordinator, Lucy Brinks, visited the offices of the Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) in Belmopan City for a five day, customized training on ActivityInfo.The team of BSIF will be using ActivityInfo for Monitoring and Evaluation in various development projects and subprojects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The team of ActivityInfo works to facilitate the work of hundreds of organizations working with monitoring and evaluation, information management and data collection. Here is a list of ways ActivityInfo can improve the way you work with the data you collect within your organization.
An interview with Michael Ghosoub about how Caritas uses ActivityInfo in Lebanon.
Blog post by Danielle Moore regarding how AIP Foundation decided to adopt ActivityInfo across Vietnam, Thailand, China and Cambodia
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.
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.
Monitoring and evaluation, data management and the role of ActivityInfo in handling quantitative and quantifiable qualitative data in IBP
The potential for offline data collection and creating databases that can be comparable to each other as well as the fact that no technical consultant was needed to get started or to apply changes to the databases were some of the most important factors that led IBP to choose ActivityInfo as a Monitoring and Evaluation software.