Graduation programs are the first poverty eradication approach proven to effectively transition the ultra poor into sustainable livelihoods. Pioneered by BRAC, the approach has been adapted by dozens of organizations working in many of the poorest parts of the world. While there is no shortage of Graduation data, tools specifically targeting Graduation that can provide real-time insights into program performance, participant progress or the effectiveness of individual program components are needed. Exceptional technology could allow implementers to better maximize their resources and for researchers to get superior data as they study what makes graduation have such a powerful effect for beneficiaries.
To address this need Amplifier created Impact Atlas, a cloud-based technology platform specifically designed to deploy the Graduation process in a way that drives efficiency, increases transparency, promotes operational effectiveness and helps new organizations be responsive to household-level needs and mitigate risk.
Impact Atlas will enable the entire global community of implementers and researchers to transform data at every level of their organization into actionable information that fuels powerful decision-making and improves performance. From the head office to the field, Impact Atlas can be customized to meet every organization’s needs. Uplift and BRAC will field test Impact Atlas in Bangladesh, beginning in April 2016. Uplift is in active conversations with several other organizations to bring Impact Atlas to multiple contexts and regions.
"We track data using paper-based surveys, which can be time-consuming, expensive and error-prone. We are thrilled to have a way to digitize and streamline this process so that we can spend more time with program participants and get a better understanding of their progress over time."
Program Manager, Targeting the Ultra-Poor Program, BRAC