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Thursday, May 18 • 14:15 - 14:55
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We built an open-source, project tracking tool for on-line and offline monitoring of any type of project and are working with 13 partners organisations, UN, donor, and NGO to bring it to scale. This session examines our lessons learned implementing $1.4bn in projects each year, and what we used from this to create a system any partner can use.

Field monitoring is not new, but our frustration has been that we and our partners kept reinventing the same systems and for our own unique purposes. Using lessons learned from Haiti, Pakistan, Afghanistan and recently carrying out a detailed survey of 1 million houses in Nepal, we developed an open-source system called FieldSight for supporting monitoring and progress tracking of any project. FieldSight is built on Digital Development Principles to see the on-going operations in the field. Whilst heavily aimed at infrastructure quality monitoring, our 13 partner organisations have been using this for field monitoring, of health posts,community training, geo-hazards, roads, housing, WASH projects, general monitoring. Basically anywhere you need to come back to the same location and track progress and see what is really going on. It is eminently adaptable, scalable and usable by any organisation who need on-line and off-line tracking of their projects. We are keen to further the discussions.

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Charles Callanan

Country Director, UNOPS
Charles Callanan has over 20 years taking on challenging problems managing projects with up to 179,000 staff. He has a passion for bringing appropriate technology to difficult problems and has led operations spanning 110 countries, delivering over $300m per year. Most recently he... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 14:15 - 14:55 IST