Boosting the impact of development programmes
Data and technology have the potential to transform development: more empowered people, better policy and programme decisions, and more effective service delivery.
With our data services and tech solutions, we help organisations, NGOs and governments become data driven so they can reach their goals and contribute to a better world.
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We make development clear and strategic
Our partners face a number of key challenges - from messy data to unclear insights. These challenges can lead to ineffective development and wasted resources.
Our proven approach to data-driven development will ensure that you start your programme strategically, capture reliable data, create compelling visualisations, make decisions with confidence, and contribute to impact.
Some of our latest work
The Neer Tamba project aims to improve the living conditions and incomes of almost 200,000 rural households that are among the poorest in Burkina Faso, enabling them to increase their autonomy and expand their role in building economic and social sustainability. The project focuses on: Strengthening resilience to climate change at the household, farm and village levels through […]Resource management and rural development in Burkina Faso
The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes cooperation between member states (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Chad) and contributes to the improvement of living conditions in the basin through the sustainable management of water resources and associated ecosystems. Together with partners, Akvo is looking into […]Predicting floods and drought in the Niger river basin
In the Netherlands, 60% of the population is raised in an urban environment, detached from nature. The IVN Tiny Forest programme aims to reconnect city people with nature. Tiny forests are densely vegetated indigenous forests, the size of a tennis court, in urban areas. Such forests attract insects, birds and small mammals, while children from […]Large benefits from tiny forests: a Theory of Change in nature education
What is your key challenge?
Speak to our team to find out how Akvo can help you with your data and technology needs.
Collecting and processing development data takes skill and time. Akvo’s software and services make dealing with data less complicated and help you get better results.
Data informed decision making is about more than just having a data collection tool; it’s about transforming the way you work with data, from designing your programme to generating results. We build on the tools and skills you might already have in place so that the data solution you have is perfect for you.
Our data and development experts provide you with services to build your team’s data skills at every stage of the data journey: programme design, PMEL, data collection, analysis, visualisation, open data sharing and reporting.
Our data platform streamlines your data processes, allows your teams to collaborate, and brings your data journey to life. The platform is aimed at the WASH and agriculture sectors and can be tailored to organisational requirements.
We believe in open data, open content and open software at Akvo. All our software is free and open source. You can run and customise it yourself using the code from GitHub. But we know how hard this is. To make your life easier and cheaper, we can host and run the platform for you and scale it according to your needs. This means that for a fee, you can benefit from continuous improvement, added functionalities and a support team. What's more, our business model ensures that we're financially sustainable and that our tools will be around in the future.
We take data handling very seriously. When you choose to share any data or information with us or use our products, we commit to treating it with respect. We comply with the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and have strong data security and privacy protection policies, frameworks, and procedures in place. We always store data securely, ensure that data is safely encrypted, and don’t share your data with any third parties. Your imported data is owned by you.