2016 Belize Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Belize Education Management Information System
OpenEMIS Belize helps the Ministry of Education provide equitable access to a high-quality education, with data management tools that improve institutional efficiency and enhance the Ministry’s capacity to monitor progress.
The policy objectives of Belize’s Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture (MoEYSC) are to increase equitable access to all levels of education for all children; to improve the quality and relevance of education at all levels for all children (with an emphasis on those with special education needs), and to strengthen governance throughout the sector with an emphasis on student achievement. These objectives, under the motto “Better Data for Better Schools,” highlight the need for quality education data. Since it was deployed in 2014, OpenEMIS has helped the MoEYSC collect and manage relevant and timely data, to support planning that is increasingly based on evidence. Launched in 615 schools and covering 106,000 student, OpenEMIS allows principals across the country to create student and teacher profiles, organize classes, manage staff, and most recently to complete the Ministry’s annual education survey.
2016 Save the Children
Save the Children RIMS
An Information Management System for the MENA Region
Save the Children’s Regional Information Management System (SC RIMS) keeps track of beneficiaries served in the Syrian crisis.
Save The Children’s RIMS tool secures data electronically in a multi-sector information management system, and produces tables and graphs to communicate that information visually. The system registers and keeps records of beneficiaries, tracks donor contributions, and helps meet donor disbursement and reporting requirements. Offline data can be captured from desktop or mobile devices, making it possible to gather information even in remote areas.
Bottleneck Analysis Tool
An excel-based tool for District Health System Strengthening
DIVA (Diagnose, Intervene, Verify, Adjust) is UNICEF’s approach to strengthening district health systems. The DIVA Bottleneck Analysis Tool allows practitioners to identify bottlenecks at different levels in these local health systems.
The Bottleneck Analysis Tool generates graphs and dashboards about different administrative levels of local health systems, to help identify where bottlenecks are limiting the system’s effectiveness. Users define the structure of the local health system; select YCSD (Young Child Survival and Development) interventions; enter local demographic information; and select and populate indicators for the district. The tool proposes sequenced activities to remove bottlenecks, and estimates the cost of these. CSF provided technical support to develop the Microsoft Excel based tool, supported pilot testing, and provided technical assistance to ensure its smooth implementation at both country and district level.
WIEGO Online Dashboard
A visual one-stop shop highlighting WIEGO’s work around the world
WIEGO’s online dashboard is an interactive tool that highlights the organization’s work around the world, and gives easy access to its publications.
WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing) is a global network focused on securing the livelihoods of the working poor in the informal economy, in particular women. WIEGO invited CSF to create an online dashboard to showcase the organization’s activities and publications. The dashboard consists of a map of WIEGO’s work around the world, with statistical profiles of the countries and cities in which WIEGO operates. It also contains a repository of over 1000 publications published throughout the organization’s website, which can be filtered by language, geographical area, or theme. A core strength of the dashboard, in addition to its visual appeal and ease of navigation, is that it pulls information from throughout WIEGO’s website. Administrators do not need to add new publications into the dashboard manually; these are automatically pulled into the tool. WIEGO’s website and dashboard are built on the Drupal CMS platform.
2016 UNESCO Jordan
Jordan’s Education Management Information System
OpenEMIS allows Jordan’s Ministry of Education to formulate evidence-based policy, based on real-time education data from individual schools, staff and students.
The Government of Jordan, as part of its Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy program (ERfKE II), aims to systematise the use of evidence-based planning to address education challenges. In 2014, Jordan’s Ministry of Education began to implement an upgraded Education Management Information System (EMIS), with support from UNESCO and financing from the EU Delegation in Jordan. Together with large-scale institutional, technical and human capacity building operations across the country, the tool will allow the Ministry to collect accurate data and indicators and formulate effective policy responses. The project was officially launched in August 2016 by His Excellency Professor Mohammad Thneibat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education.