At Akvo, we provide a series of design, data and tech services.
To achieve maximum impact and use the available resources in the best way, we start with a design phase. This helps you to gain clarity on your objectives, the data you need, and the roles and responsibilities of each partner, and can be done a single workshop or a more extensive strategic session. Once your programme is set up for cost-effective and sustainable success, our data and tech services will ensure you have the skills, processes, and tools you need to achieve impact.
Find out more about each service by clicking on the dropdown menu below.
Through a question-based intake, we will assess whether your programme has all the elements in place to enable meaningful data-based decision making. Together, we’ll look at what data you need, what data already exists, and how to efficiently collect, analyse, visualise, and use your data for impact.
In a workshop, our programme design experts will help develop your impact strategy to ensure that your programme is cost-effective and co-owned by all stakeholders. We can create a context analysis, Theory of Change, and monitoring framework to ensure effective steering and learning.
A data architecture diagram shows the way information flows through a process or system, including data inputs, outputs, stores, and the various processes the data moves through. This is a crucial first step in designing your data infrastructure and defining your technical needs.
We can prototype tech solutions in consultation with your team. We implement design thinking by exploring how users will interact with the platform or application, optimising user experience (UX) testing options, and creating consensus on the strategic goals before we start the work.
We’ll help you select the most cost-effective and relevant data collection method for your programme, whether it’s quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, or remote data collection. We provide support throughout the data collection process, from survey design and sampling strategy to enumerator selection, training, logistics, and hardware requirements.
Data analysis is the process of transforming and modelling data with the goal of discovering patterns and trends. Our team can clean and analyse your data to generate meaningful insights that lead to better decision making and action. We can also apply data science techniques to your data.
Data visualisation enables you to communicate your insights in a compelling and informative way. Our data analysts and GIS experts can help you translate your data into information and generate clear and actionable visuals to share with decision makers and stakeholders.
Based on your user needs and programme goals, we can develop custom applications to streamline your data collection, monitoring, analysis, visualisation, and reporting.
We develop platforms to allow stakeholders to collaborate, share datasets, and build communities. Our custom monitoring and evaluation dashboards allow you to easily plan, monitor, and report on your work, even within complex programmes. Based on your technical requirements, we can integrate our platforms with other databases and systems.
Technical support and maintenance is critical to keep everything running smoothly. Our warranty services are designed to protect your IT environment during and after the programme. We offer experienced technicians, an extensive partner network, and flexible service-level options designed to meet your needs.
Akvo Flow and Akvo RSR
Our core apps are open source and have been built according to sector needs, key partner requirements, and with our on-the-ground partners in mind. Akvo Flow helps you to capture, clean and monitor reliable data anywhere, regardless of internet connection, you can visualise your data and easily share dynamic dashboards online. Akvo RSR is an online data platform where all your planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) processes come together.