byHarro Riedstra via web
The D2D project on partner services focuses on Akvo’s activities to further develop our expertise on our ‘services’; to train our partners on our tools and on these services and implement the services in joint projects with our partners. The services project includes our services on PMEL, data science and analysis and feedback systems. Lastly, the project also includes our activities on improving Akvo’s technical support to our partners.
In 2017 we will focus on professionalising our trainings and transfer them from 'tool trainings' to 'service trainings'. We will further improve our support operation and add support on our newest tools: Lumen and Caddisfly. Regarding PMEL, our focus will be on developing the Akvo Theory of Change; improving external expertise and sharing our expertise with our partners. On data science, we aim to share our expertise on the topic by creating two democases on WASH and agriculture. We will also improve the internal expertise on data science at Akvo to enable us to share this expertise in trainings with our partners. We will start to develop a WASH Survey library to improve consistency on data collection, including in relation to the SDG's. Lastly, we will research the effectiveness of feedback mechanisms and apply those in projects if possible.