The Center for Knowledge and Skills (CKS), an India-based organization working with non-profits to bolster their performance and effectiveness in executing programmes, recently launched a DevInfo database to track the production of jute in West Bengal. Jute is a long vegetable fibre that has been widely used in India for centuries to make clothes and essential household materials and West Bengal is a major jute growing state.
During the week of 22-28 October 2012, 26 leaders from various government organizations in Burundi gathered for a special training on di Monitoring, a web-based application that facilitates the tracking of development plans. The five-day training, organized by UN Women Burundi, introduced participants to the many features of the tool, such as viewing which indicators of progress in the development plan are on track, almost on track, and off track. The main role of the UN Women member team is to support the Government of Burundi with objectives and key results in gender equity issues. The DevInfo Support Group spoke with Monitoring and Evaluation specialist for UN Women Burundi, Arthemon Gihimbare, who shared his plan for implementing di Monitoring, and his vision to involve all national partners in the process.