ICCo provides services on monitoring and evaluation through innovative mobile-based technologies called Akvo . The service is well suited for professionals engaged in research and consulting activities. It can also be used by funders, including governments, private companies, aid organisations and financiers, to make results-based investments. The training focusses on research tool designing, implementation and collection of data for baseline as well as the end line study and impact assessment.
Some of the innovative features of the Akvo FLOW mobile-based technology are:
- It is a multi-language tool for collecting, evaluating and displaying any quantity of geographically referenced data – using Android smartphones and an online dashboard. It lets you map situations on the ground and monitor changes over time.
- It is specially designed to work in diverse locations that are often remote or lacking reliable basic infrastructure.
- It is an affordable, reliable, and highly scalable service that changes how initiatives and interventions are made. It also improves the accuracy of data and makes it easier to gather and share by using the best available tool for this purpose–the smartphone.
ICCo has been able to conduct successful trainings in different parts of the nation, including Assam, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, the Ladakh region, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Rajasthan.