Elma Zahir brings with her more than ten years of extensive background in managing high-impact operational initiatives. She has been working with the Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) team at the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Group of the World Bank. She leads the GEMS engagement in South Asia as well as its Communications and Knowledge Management agenda. As the regional lead, she works closely with project task teams and helps to build clients’ capacity in leveraging simple ICT tools to enhance project transparency and accountability. Before joining the GEMS team, she worked for Operations Policy and Country Services Unit on the Corporate Scorecard to monitor development outcomes, performance, and results of World Bank operations. She also supported the management of and led the communication efforts for the World Bank Group Results Measurement and Evidence Stream initiative. After completing her MSc from the University of Warwick, UK, Elma worked as a lecturer at the Independent University of Bangladesh before shifting into consulting, where she managed various MDB- and UN agency-funded projects in Asia for Maxwell Stamp.
Workshop Title: Collecting and managing geo-tagged data for M&E, with simple tools and local skills: The Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS)
This workshop will train M&E stakeholders in the use of simple and cost-free open-source tools to create customized digital field data collection and analysis systems. These data automatically feed into a centralized system that allows for geo-tagged data visualization of infrastructure investments, service delivery, or any kind of field activities. As the underlying technology is based on open source software, the system itself presents a low-threshold and efficient solution for data management as a basis for various real-time monitoring, supervision and evaluation uses.
Instructor(s)Maria Garrido Anllo, Elma Zahir, Annabelle Vinois
Recommended forEvaluators, Practitioners, Policy Makers
LevelIntroductory to intermediate