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Digitally monitoring and reporting on LEAP across Ghana

UNICEF / Ghana - Android and web-based app for digital monitoring and reporting for Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Program

SDG 1 - No Poverty
SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Project Detail

Background

Launching the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) by the Ghana government in 2008 was a breakthrough for underprivileged persons. This program was slated to provide financial support to identified poor and vulnerable households. There are however some challenges that arose with implementing the LEAP project, a key one being the manual payments of beneficiary funds. This was however resolved with the introduction of the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems which operated through the e-zwich system to facilitate electronic payments. Other areas of the LEAP project that needed to be refined included its monitoring system. 

Solution

With funding from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Bewsys developed a monitoring and evaluation application system for LEAP whose requirements were established by cooperating with the LEAP Management System as well as UNICEF, to identify the evaluation indicators and district monitoring reports. An Android app and a web based app were introduced which featured a payment system and a well designed monitoring system. It also had a graphical dashboard and was made easy to use for the users and even the District Social Welfare Officers. There were other perks such as performance reports, GPS data marking and also training for the LEAP MIS team.

Impact

The outcome of this newly developed system was a positive one with an improvement in operational processes and swift payment of beneficiary funds. Ultimately, this system has contributed to achieving the aim of the LEAP project to reduce poverty and aid in sustainable development.

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Testimonials

FAO

Working with Bewsys has been a tremendous journey. We have not reached our destination, but we are enjoying the ride. Although it was supposed to be a corporate function, at meetings, we built rapport and trust with the consultants, and at the same time, they enhanced efficiency and collaboration.

World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

Bewsys sure knows what it’s about. I’m particularly thrilled with the use of technology to accomplish tasks and also with the packaging of deliverables.

Proforest

Great service. I will recommend any day, anytime.

USAID

The Bewsys team worked professionally on our assignment and sought to deliver our needs with great patience and creativity. They are reliable and competent, and I recommend them for any assignment. Bewsys sure knows what it’s about. I’m particularly thrilled with the use of technology to accomplish tasks and also with the packaging of deliverables.

Chemonics

Very professional in their work and client communication. I was really impressed with their ability to meet all their deliverable schedules and, above all, submit a comprehensive user manual. I will recommend them to other projects.

UNDP Phillipines

Bewsys has been able to deliver what was expected based on the agreed timelines. The inception mission in the Philippines has been successful, and discussions with various stakeholders have been fruitful. Bewsys showed eagerness to know more about the unique requirements of the portal upon hearing it from firsthand users. They were able to accommodate various questions, comments, suggestions, and recommendations from different stakeholders, mainly from the government side, with each agency with unique requirements.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Bewsys staff are results-oriented and adapted a lot of tasks, and were flexible to ensure the solution they provided was the best. A feather in their cap!

Association of African Universities

There is a great need for digital systems development in Africa. I think it will be essential to continue supporting institutions such as Bewsys so they can do these jobs better. Also, we need to think about solutions that can be deployed quickly to support other institutions where there is a match in need.