Technology and Partnering for Social Innovation - ALNAP Case Study

Case Study Summary

World Vision and our Information Technology (IT) partners have developed innovative software for use on robust mobile computers to meet an unmet need in humanitarian applications.

This Last Mile Mobile Solutions initiative is applied to field-based data collection, management and analysis processes in an effort to eliminate duplication, streamline business variations, and remove complexity. 

Results from the food-programming domain verified substantial benefits including a reduction in the time to generate key reports by 60% and a reduction in
beneficiary pre-processing (beneficiary registration) and verification times at aid distributions by approximately 75% (Carr, 2008).

These positive outcomes have led to overwhelming support from within World Vision and our partners for the expansion of these innovations.

LMMS is now at the start of a 60-month, 5 year, expansion drive across all World Vision food-programming activities. This case study describes the innovation process and demonstrates how IT and effective partnering with the private sector can foster opportunities for significant social innovation.

Case Study published on ReliefWeb – Nov 2009

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