The problem with much technical assistance, is that it focuses on the easy bits. In a series of large projects we reviewed, funded by a range of different donors, all of the support was focused on the easy bits. Yet on their own, the easy bits do not help change people’s lives.
The science of detecting false data
Leaders of health and education systems often rely on datasets that are inaccurate or incomplete. Advanced analytics can help understand and improve data reliability.
Using satellite imagery to improve immunization coverage in DRC
In 2017, surveys showed that only one in three children were fully immunized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while one in five did not receive any vaccines at all (MICS). Partners, including Acasus, worked together to provide innovative satellite-based data-maps to help vaccinators plan how to reach unvaccinated children.
Mapping and understanding the needs of populations in urban slums
Combining simple data collection tools, geo-spatial analysis, and local stakeholder expertise can help develop targeted solutions to improve the Expanded Programme on Immunisation service delivery in urban slums.
Practical Advice for Young Public Officials
There is a common misconception about young people and how they are not afraid to make mistakes or fail. Of course we are afraid. When you are in a position of enormous responsibility, your mistakes could cost lives. I have called this article ‘practical advice,’ but these are rather ideas.
The hard bits: where can experts and donors make a difference?