What is CMS 2?
PURPOSE: to enable an assessment of trends. What has changed at the household level? And what has happened (both project and non project events) that may have contributed to changes? CMS2 has been rolled out to all NGO partners across the Shiree portfolio. The current data visualisation has been developed by Shiree’s technical implementing partner MPower.
The essential purpose is to produce a frequently updated and intensely investigatable database of all shiree beneficiary households (BHHs) according to a common format. The baseline is the database of household profiles (CMS1) compiled for all BHHs. From this baseline the monthly snapshot allows tracking of changes in household livelihoods and of events (including project interventions) capable of impacting these livelihoods.
The monthly snapshot will also allow the identification of trends and correlations across any chosen sub set of the entire shiree household profile cutting across individual NGO projects (e.g all female-headed households, all urban, etc). This process of identifying interesting or significant trends and correlations will feed and inform the research agenda. CMS2 uses an innovative mobile phone technology to collect data with the survey being delivered by NGO field staff during their normal round of BHH visits. The survey is a short and simple tool which focuses on a beneficiary self assessment of change using a multiple choice format supplemented by voice recording.
Please note that the visualisation is currently is in the BETA stage – the following is a working version utilising real-time data, but users may experience some inconsistencies. The full version is expected to be fully complete by March 2013.
Shiree welcomes feedback on CMS2 or any other element of the change monitoring system please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Username: 9004 and Password: 12345) for detailed findings – (User name and password only for dummy visualization (test server). When system will be live NGO’s individual user name and password will be provided)
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