Updated May 24, 2019

MAPS

Claudia Rodríguez

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360 degrees integrated Monitoring platform for field implementation programmes

The platform MAPS seeks to optimize social programmes execution through monitoring of key indicators, tracking of co-responsibilities and transfer delivery, connected to national registry systems. Using NFC technology, mobile devices and an offline app, MAPS will collect and analyze key data for decision makers in an easy-to-use, data-protected, secure and consolidated way. The aim is to reduce...
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The platform MAPS seeks to optimize social programmes execution through monitoring of key indicators, tracking of co-responsibilities and transfer delivery, connected to national registry systems. Using NFC technology, mobile devices and an offline app, MAPS will collect and analyze key data for decision makers in an easy-to-use, data-protected, secure and consolidated way. The aim is to reduce information silos, paperwork and monitoring costs while improving data analysis and reporting.
How does your innovation work?
The innovation combines the NFC technology that enables off-line record of key programme indicators in a smartcard owned by the participant of a social programme, a fully-customizable smart-device to enable government officers to collect key data about the services provided to participants and a cloud platform that stores and summarizes data to generate insights for the desicion makers. The platform was designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate to the many different government needs and to adapt itself to changes in programmes to achieve their objectives. The government institutions can modify the platform in a way that suits best to their needs. For this, the platform takes the innovative approach to leave the programme designers not only to decide about the key data collected at each activity done by the participant but also to modify the way that this data is collected through HTML/Javascript templates that reside on the smart-devices, this feature opens almost infinite possibilities to generate any kind of data capture interface. For example, in nutritional programmes the user interface modify itself to help the doctor to calculate the nutritional indicators from the data collected and stored in the card, if the participant then attends a training the interface modify itself to show the trainer the achievements of the participant. The platform then updates all the data collected to the cloud where the decision makers can use the aggregated data to check if the programme is having the desired impact of if changes are needed. The individual tracking also helps to identify the participants that are not achieving the expected results so they can receive especial attention. MAPS is a technological platform that enables and supports adaptive programming in any kind of social protection programme and allows both real-time tracking of the programme impact and individual tracking of the beneficiary to provide them with services or support better tailored to their needs.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

This project has successfully finished the proof of concept and is preparing to start the next stage on Jun 2017 impacting 3,437 beneficiaries. This effort will be coordinated with the Ministry of Health and the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency (STPP) in El Salvador, who support Government nutritional programmes and are key stakeholders in the MAPS implementation. In addition, we are starting to evaluate the feasibility of the platform to work in a cash based transfer context.
The platform was tested by doctors, nurses, field monitors and stores responsible. 100% of UX surveys provide positive feedback.
A successful proof of concept was executed. 149 beneficiaries to be monitored were registered in the platform using the developed app. Platform works as expected.
Registered in El Salvadorin El Salvador

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Health, Humanitarian Assistance and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Digital Development, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity and Human Centered DesignSEE LESS

Implemented In:

El Salvador

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3,437
Lives Impacted to Date
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Country Implemented In
$89,076
Funds Raised to Date

Mission and Vision

In the short term, potentially impact an additional 20% of beneficiaries thanks to a 17% programme cost savings from monitoring and operation costs reduction. In addition to an increase in beneficiaries’ coverage, MAPS will provide individual, immediate and accurate monitoring of 100% of programme beneficiaries. Currently, only 40% of beneficiaries can be monitored due to limited resources. In the short term impact 3,437 beneficiaries from Nutritional programmes currently running in El Salvador. In the middle term, the tool will have the potential to be implemented by other WFP CO with similar nutrition programmes such as Guatemala (~37,000 beneficiaries), Honduras (~10,000 beneficiaries) and the Dominican Republic (~11,330 beneficiaries); as well as by the Government of El Salvador in all National Social Protection Programmes (~786,000 beneficiaries).

Competitive Advantage

Monitor programmes results and impact through individual tracking of beneficiaries in real-time, allowing effective decision-making process. Guarantee programme objective is met – to improve nutrition and contribute towards Zero Hunger (SDG2).

Planned Goals and Milestones

In a short term, to be implemented in nutritional programmes implemented by WFP El Salvador. It assure platform be ready and available to be implemented by others WFP in the region in theirs nutritional programmes. To work a pilot test with El Salvador government to implement this tool in a social protection programme, looking forward government buy-in to implement the platform at a country level in the middle-long term. Once the platform reach its potential, it expects can be implemented in whichever programme that currently have costly and time consuming process or mechanisms to know programmes´ results and impact.
(1) Run the platform in real conditions in a pilot test with government. (2) Develop platform dashboard to show key indicators of programmes (2) Develop platform interphase and test its interaction with other platforms (WFP & El Salvador govt.) (3) Perform feasibility analysis about using the platform in cash based transfer.
Funding Goal210,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted3,437

Milestone

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Lives Impacted
3,437
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New Country Implemented In
El Salvador
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