Each of our programmes shows very tangible impacts for poor urban residents
- Almost 6,000 residential plots being developed, benefitting 6,000 families
- Assisting 15 towns to get informal settlement growth under control
Play for All:
- 282 ECD centres (Kindergartens) being supported
- More than 10,000 children received improved ECD assistance over the last 3 years
- EUR 3 million secured by DWN and being invested into bulk infrastructure in 4 towns during 2023 and 2024, benefitting more than 10,000 poor urban residents in the short term, and many more in the long term.
Land & Housing
- Location and number of new residential areas developed by DWN
- Status of development of the new residential area
- Number of plots sold
- Status of house construction on each sold plot
- Number of households visited by our volunteers
- Number of toilets built by residents themselves as a result of our intervention
- Number, location and boundaries of informal settlement areas that become Open Defecation Free (ODF)
Early Childhood Development
- Location of each ECD centre that we work with
- Key information on each centre, including: number of children; status of sanitation facilities; assistance provided by DWN and others
Benefits of such a GIS based impact monitoring system:
- Integrated information flows: Data is collected with cell phone apps in the field and directly uploaded on central databases. An in-house GIS officer monitors data integrity.
- Management support: The continuously updated online GIS provides staff easy access to relevant information to support effective monitoring, analysis and decision-making.
- Transparency: Public access of project interventions and results through the online information hub allows donors a unique opportunity to appreciate the scale and impact of the programme interventions.
ON THE STRUCTURAL/NATIONAL LEVEL
We also closely monitor the broader impact our activities have to contributing to changes in legislation, policy or government programmes.
Land & Housing: Our intervention in Namibia contributed to the fact that the provision of affordable residential land became a national priority and is now explicitly stated in the President’s 5 year development plan ‘Harambee Prosperity Plan II’.