2016 Botswana NACA
A database management system for Botswana’s HIV/AIDS response
BHRIMS (Botswana HIV / AIDS Response Information Management System) is a database system on the DevInfo platform that supports coordination and effective resource management.
Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) oversees a multi-sectoral response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the country. This entails strategically aligning the work of all partners and stakeholders, and effectively mobilizing and tracking resources – even more so in light of global economic challenges. NACA worked with CSF to implement a common database on the DevInfo platform to monitor HIV and AIDS in relation to key human development indicators. The database is adapted to respond to the M&E results matrix of the national monitoring framework, and enables complex data sets to be presented in a standard, focused format. As such, it anchors a national effort to collect, analyze and disseminate information on HIV and AIDS.
Equitable strategies to save lives
The EQUitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) is a platform designed to help governments and the global health community improve equity in maternal, newborn and child health.
EQUIST is a medium-term strategic planning, modelling and monitoring platform that serves to improve child and maternal health as well as nutrition equity in developing and middle-income countries. The tool, designed by UNICEF and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, builds on previously-existing platforms including the Lives Saved Tool (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) and the Marginal Budgeting for Bottleneck tool (a cost estimator used by the World Bank), and on globally available data including MICS and DHS. EQUIST helps design strategies that will lead to stronger, more resilient health systems. Applied at sub- national or national levels, it can serve as a solid background or follow-up analysis to support the WHO’s OneHealth software, primarily intended to inform sector- wide national strategic health plans and policies.
2016 World Bank Group
Economics of Sanitation Toolkit
Generating evidence for investments in sanitation
The Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) Toolkit attempts to provide a range of sanitation stakeholders with the means to generate relevant evidence on the economic benefits of improved sanitation.
Globally, poor sanitation infrastructure results in costs of over $260 billion a year. Based on methodologies developed by the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) and implemented widely over the past decade, the ESI Toolkit provides users with a wide array of analyses that can be undertaken individually or in combination to produce results that can be used for different purposes. It allows full-fledged cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis modules to combine results on cost and benefit – thus producing standard indicators that demonstrate socioeconomic return on investment. A powerful sensitivity analysis tool allows users to vary their input data to examine how sensitive results are to uncertainty.
2016 Maldives Ministry of Education
Maldives Education Management Information System
With support from UNICEF, the Maldives Ministry of Education is using OpenEMIS to monitor progress on its Out-of-School Children Initiative.
The Republic of Maldives, composed of 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most geographically dispersed countries in the world. Developing nation-wide systems to distribute information, services and support across the territory is a high priority for the national government. In 2015, the Maldives Ministry of Education embarked on a project to replace its existing Education Management Information System (EMIS) with a new system that is fully government-owned. Initiated as a response to changing needs in the education system, the project encourages information dissemination and evidence-based planning to achieve stronger outcomes. A custom-built Early Warning Tracking System systemically seeks out out-of-school children, as part of the global Out-of-school Children Initiative (OOSCI) led by UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Capacity-building measures and data analytics trainings will help the government update and manage the new system from year to year, and encourage education planners to integrate data in their decision making.
Global Sanitation Fund – FRT
Web-based financial reporting tool
The Financial Reporting Tool is a web-based platform that helps the Global Sanitation Fund plan its budget and predict its expenditures.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder partnership that works to ensure sustainable sanitation, better hygiene and safe drinking water is available to the most marginalized communities in the developing world. To achieve this, WSSCC facilitates sector coordination at national, regional and global levels with diverse stakeholders. It supports national sanitation and hygiene programmes through its Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), the world’s leading finance sanitation and hygiene finance facility, which provides funding to national programmes in 26 countries that are most in need of improved sanitation. The GSF’s Financial Reporting Tool is a one-stop grantee reporting and management system, which supports the Fund’s M&E and knowledge management frameworks. Organizations reporting to the GSF (including sub-grantees and Executive Agencies in charge of programme implementation) plug data into the tool in a homogenous format that is then audited and used to generate financial analyses, statistics, and revenue and spending reports.