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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Wednesday, May 18 • 11:50 - 12:50
Building a Flexible, Low Cost IT Based M&E System LIMITED

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IT based monitoring and evaluation systems are inherently complex to build and resourcing their development is challenging. Through building a flexible, cloud based, multi-stakeholder system it is possible to take advantage of economies of scale, allow cross stakeholder learning and accelerate innovation.

Built on Salesforce.com technology the Youth Business International (YBI) Operational Management System (OMS) was initially designed to allow YBI network members to track their client facing activities. Once we had developed a solid foundation of activity tracking (interviews, selection, training, mentoring and loans) we started expanding the feature set to include managing client surveys, and the automatic analysis and reporting of project outputs, outcomes and impacts. The system was designed with a range of different project requirements and contexts in mind. We therefore had to ensure that it is flexible enough to work well with different logframe and reporting structures, data collection methodologies, and languages.

We have now deployed this system in a number of different contexts and have been able to learn and innovate, so that we can deploy with much reduced costs. We would like to take this opportunity to share our learnings with the sector to help other organisations learn from our experience and decide if a similar system would be appropriate for them.

Youth Business International helps young people to start and grow their own business and create employment. We are a global network of independent non-profit initiatives operating in over 45 countries across 5 continents. www.youthbusiness.org

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Matt Morris

Programme Manager, Technology, Youth Business International
Matt is an able communicator with a specialisation in developing systems that address real world challenges. He has been helping non-profits to make good use technology for more than 10 years. Since 2011 Matt has been a Programme Manager at Youth Business International (YBI) where... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:50 - 12:50 EAT
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