The use of ActivityInfo by the International Budget Partnership: an interview with S. Hulawale, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

This video is 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.

IBP started using ActivityInfo in 2016. They decided to use an Information Management software to improve the management of databases and files and avoid accidental deletions, to better control the access that users have to the data reported and to improve the user experience of the teams collecting or monitoring the data.

More specifically, they are using ActivityInfo to collect MEAL related quantifiable qualitative data and some qualitative data and they have structured their databases in ActivityInfo in a way that responds to their theory of change. The data they collect in ActivityInfo are then combined with data collected from other sources to provide meaning.

IBP selected ActivityInfo thanks to the little time needed to setup a database and create a form and due to the fact that no technical person is required to set it up. In addition, the integration of ActivityInfo with the Open Data Kit (ODK) app allowed their users to use a mobile phone to collect data in the field.

For more information about IBP and the way they have been using ActivityInfo you can also read our Case Study with the organization.

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