Benefits of Mobile Data Collectionfor Small Businesses
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UN WFP Case Transfer
The Republic of Zambia is using CommCare to implement a more accurate social cash transfer system to reduce poverty and vulnerability.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), with support from DFID, UNICEF, and Irish Aid, is currently implementing social cash transfers (SCTs) in 13 districts with the objective of reducing extreme poverty and vulnerability. The program is transitioning from a paper-based system used since 2004 to CommCare, with the aim of addressing problems of data accuracy and completeness during registration and follow-up activities. Enumerators, CWAC leads, and District officers are equipped with a CommCare application to manage the enrollment, support, and tracking of all beneficiaries in the system. Case management enables field staff to review and update details to existing beneficiary data within the mobile application. Follow-up visit forms take into account beneficiary details and are customized according to the history of a given case. SMS reminders enable communication with beneficiaries and field staff without direct access to the application. Reminders are automated based on the information stored in each beneficiary's case record. This solution goes beyond accurate data collection and closes the loop in the approval, payment distribution, and follow-up processes.
HOPE Mobile Money System
HOPE is a mobile payment system that integrates with CommCare to submit payments based on the data collected in the program.
HOPE is a system to pay existing incentives directly to mothers/ASHAs in their bank accounts. HOPE currently allows computer-based input of events for mothers. These are approved by the block accountant, which triggers payment to the bank account. An API has been developed to integrate data captured through another CommCare app with HOPE. The API exposes a list of all mothers and the “HOPE” events that have occurred for those mothers, which will eventually lead to payment. The API matches mothers with those in HOPE using the bank account number.
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