CRVS Manuals and References

UN: Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System (Revision 3) World Bank: Digital Identity Toolkit: A guide for stakeholders in Africa APAI CRVS: CRVS  Digitisation Guidebook  World Bank: Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Scaling Up Investment Plan 2015-2024 Plan International: Smart ICT Investment for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics: A Global Business Case  

Kenya – Launch of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Survey Reports

The Public Sector ICT survey 2016 was designed to provide reliable estimates on access to and use of ICTs in public institutions at national level. The survey targeted the National Government, County Governments, State Corporations, Learning Institutions, Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices and Hospitals. The sample was stratified based on public institution category, and institution size as per […]

Missing Millions and Measuring Development Progress – A critique of household surveys

In developing countries, assessments of progress toward development goals are based increasingly on household surveys. These are inappropriate for obtaining information about the poorest. Typically, they omit by design: the homeless; those in institutions; and mobile, nomadic, or pastoralist populations. Moreover, in practice, household surveys typically under-represent: those in fragile, disjointed households; slum populations and areas posing security […]

Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof)

Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four […]

OpenEMIS

The OpenEMIS initiative aims to deploy a high-quality Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on schools, students, teachers and staff. The system was conceived by UNESCO to be a royalty-free system that can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of member countries. The OpenEMIS mission is to support UNESCO […]

WFP improves capacity to monitor food security in Liberia via EMIS

In an effort to strengthen capacities of Liberian government counterparts, the World Food Programme conducted a five-day Mobile Data Collection training using Open Data Kit (ODK) for 20 central office staff of Ministry of Education (M&E and Education Management Information System units). Participants received information on tools and techniques to gather data for project outcomes using […]

Zambia improves real-time tracking of vaccines, reduces stock outs

In Zambia, spreadsheets, paper registries and phone calls were once the only way for staff in the Ministry of Health, based in the capital Lusaka, to know if district and provincial health facilities and warehouses had adequate supply of vaccines. Since none of the supply registries were connected to the national warehouse, reporting was never […]

Malaria Indicator Surveys

This website serves as a home for Malaria Indicator Survey datasets and documentation. The datasets are publicly available for downloading after a simple registration process. For more information about each survey, check the Table of Malaria Indicator Surveys and the List of Malaria Resources and Technical Assistance Agencies below. The table also includes MIS surveys […]

Global Fund frustrates Uganda’s plans to strengthen health information infrastructures

On 20 March 2017, the Uganda country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a funding request to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria containing three components: TB/HIV, malaria and RSSH (resilient and sustainable systems for health). The CCM also submitted a proposed program split for its 2017-2019 allocation. According the Global Fund Observer, however, […]

Aid Information Management Workshop held in Mogadishu

The workshop was conveyed by the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development. After a presentation of the objectives,  UNDP presented the conclusions of the aid information management review carried out in 2015 as well as the methodology and results of the aid mapping exercises carried out in the last years in Somalia under the […]

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