CartONG: Launch of the Information Management Resource Portal

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Initiated by H2H Network member CartONG and hosted by ALNAP, the IM Resource Portal was launched on the 9th of June 2021.

The site is a ‘one-stop-shop’ where aid actors at all levels can quickly and easily access high quality, practical and strategic resources on Information Management in English and French.

It is built around a Resource Library which makes accessible a wide range of content in various formats: tutorials, toolkits, case studies, lessons learned, benchmarking studies, strategic reports and more.

Users can also consult blog posts in the dedicated ‘Blog section’, as well as learn about upcoming Information Management related training courses, conferences and workshops for aid actors in the ‘Event section’.

Information Management (or Programme Data Management to be more specific) is understood here as the full range of processes, methodologies, and tools required for the various stages of the programme data analysis chain - that is, from the collection of data to the internal decision-making process of aid organizations to which the said data contributes.

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The portal, therefore, focuses on technical and technological subtopics of Information Management such as mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data processing and Mobile Data Collection. It also covers broader topics such as data literacy, responsible data, Open Data and data quality, as well as cross-cutting approaches such as IM needs evaluations, IM organizational strategies, or the imbrication of IM and Monitoring & Evaluation.

CartONG hopes that the portal will be able to provide a rich collection of data management resources from various organizations and help field practitioners and HQ teams access those in easier ways.

Aid actors are greatly encouraged to submit their own IM resources for publication on the portal, make suggestions for future blog posts and share relevant details about their upcoming IM events.

CartONG also invites users to sign up to the newsletter of the portal to get all the latest publications freshly and effortlessly delivered to their mail box.

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The development of the IM Resource Portal was funded by AFD (French Development Agency) as part of a three-year project aiming at structuring the francophone aid sector on the topic of Information Management. Click here for more information.

It also benefited from the support of the H2H Fund of the H2H Network, which is supported by UK aid from the UK government, and who has (co-)financed a number of resources available on the portal.