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Cash Atlas update - New developments

Following the results of the surveys, the main emphasis has been on facilitating data entry in order to collect an increasing number of projects. The major alterations to the data entry module are:

1) Invitation module: Editors now have the possibility to invite external users to complete project data. For instance, staff based within the headquarters may fill part of the information and refer this to programme managers to complete the missing data. The invitees receive an invitation to register by email and once registered, are automatically granted editors’ rights on the project.

2) Mandatory information: Given challenges encountered by editors in collecting the previously required range of data and in line with users’ interest to access specific information, the amount per donor, project ending date and delivery agent were made optional. The remaining mandatory information is:

  • Organisation
  • Location (country; region, number of targeted beneficiary per region)
  • Specific objectives
  • Sector(s)
  • Donor agency
  • Project start date
  • Modality and delivery mechanism
  • Number of direct beneficiary of transfers and amount per transfer for each modality

3) Other details on the transfers: An additional text field allows editors to provide any additional information they wish to on the transfer modalities.

4) Visual appearance: Information for each field is now displayed while scrolling over the info button, thus reducing the quantity of information on the screen and the length of the form.

5) Dashboard: Project lists now include a project number to simplify the management of multiple projects for editors inputting large quantities of data.

On the main interface, the possibility to display specifically multisectoral interventions was added to respond to the high interest of the cash community of practice around multisectoral/multipurpose cash transfers.

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