WHY INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
Challenges in the international development sector stem from different sources. Actors in this space are under increasing pressure to demonstrate value for money, impact assessments based on measurable evidence, and context or conflict-sensitivity in agile delivery.
Over the years we have helped international development program implementers on behalf of Western government donors (US, UK, Netherlands, and more) in the design and implementation of governance, security reforms and peacebuilding projects across the Middle East and Africa. Since 2016, they have used our technology solutions to run better and more collaborative contextual analyses, look into complex stakeholder dynamics and networks, and keep track of their monitoring and evaluation efforts.
COMPLEX NETWORKS OF INFORMATION, MAPPED VISUALLY.
The operating environments of organizations in international development are highly complex. They include different stakeholders and forces at play that can influence a project’s success and that shift rapidly. Through the use of FUSION™’s NETWORK module, organizations can map these relationships easily and analyze them visually. They can then dig into each of the stakeholders or forces individually to find out more about each of them.
STAKEHOLDER INFORMATION, IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.
Engaging different stakeholders can be a difficult task, and requires organizations to know as much as possible about them. This information, usually stored across different reports or often in people’s minds, can be tracked and standardized using FUSION™, including quantitative attributes like level of trust or quality of relationship, and qualitative attributes like relationship owner or source of power.
contextual knowledge, kept fresh and relevant.
In highly volatile environments, where information changes overnight, it is important for organizations to stay on top of the situation all the time. FUSION™ can be used across multiple devices, so information about the situation on the field can be accessed and updated on the fly by any user with permissions to do so.
STANDARDIZED AND CENTRALIZED INFORMATION, READILY ACCESSIBLE.
FUSION™ can be adapted to any sort of data structure, making it ideal for use as a tool for organizations to keep their information centralized. From data gathering to analysis, visualization and reporting, organizations need only use one platform - removing the sensation of software overload from too many apps.
M&E MADE SIMPLER THROUGH VISUAL DASHBOARDS.
Through FUSION™ dashboards, organizations can keep track more easily of their project’s M&E indicators and risks, and analyze their evolution without having to sift through different reports. Dashboards within FUSION™ highlight trends and changes; from there, organizations can dig into the details and get additional information on the topics that are relevant to them, their donors and other stakeholders.
easy and secure collaboration with other organizations.
FUSION™ has a highly granular permissions system, to the level of a single field within a report. This means that users and only see and edit the things that the organization wants them to see. What this means, ultimately, is that implementers and benefactors can collaborate with other organizations without jeopardizing the confidentiality of their data - even giving access to donors to specific interactive dashboards and reports to keep them in the loop of their operations.
PROGRESS REPORTS, MADE EASY AND VISUAL.
With the increase of All reports within FUSION™ can be extracted in PDF format for easy reporting to donors and other stakeholders, and all graphs within FUSION™ dashboards are downloadable for inclusion within custom reports.
THE POWER OF OPEN DATA FOR FASTER M&E.
For a long time, M&E has counted on costly longitudinal studies and surveys to analyze shifts in public perceptions to a country’s situation. With the use of the media monitoring engine in FUSION™ it is possible for organizations to develop baselines and monitor shifts in population concerns, developing more robust M&E frameworks.
SOCIAL MEDIA TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.
Through the media monitoring engine in FUSION™ organizations can analyze and detect trends in development from donors and other organizations, and tailor their communications and proposal to general concerns of their different stakeholders. They can also interact directly with them from the platform itself, turning communication into a smoother, two-way street.