The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Monday, May 16 • 16:00 - 16:45
Managing Data Quality with Negative Reporting FULL

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Your new M&E solution is a work of art. You spent the time on "user centric" design, got buy in from all of your field staff and managers, and selected the right technology to help you collect data from the field. Then, a year later, you find that your work of art isn't the "end-all" solution for capturing quality data that you had hoped. Now it's reporting season and you find yourself spending just as much time combing through a year's worth of paper to correct your data as you did before you switched from your old paper and Excel system. Where did you go wrong?

Bad data can render any M&E system useless, no matter how much care was put into the initial design. This session will illustrate how to harness the power of "negative reports" to help improve data quality. Negative reports help you identify those records that are missing critical information and can provide actionable information to project teams. Running these types of reports on a regular basis can drastically improve the quality of an M&E system and reduce the time required from M&E Managers to clean data when reporting deadlines are approaching.

Negative reporting is the missing component to many M&E systems being relied upon for critical data. Participants in this session will walk away with a new way of looking at their project or organization's reporting strategy and how using negative reporting can help them provide more accurate and timely data to their key stakeholders.

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Kevin Zeigler

Global Technology Manager, TechnoServe
Kevin Zeigler is the Global Technology Manager at TechnoServe tasked with helping both Corporate and Project teams design and implement systems to help drive the organization's impact. His passion is aligning project execution with technology so teams spend less time fighting with... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 16:00 - 16:45 EAT
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