Using data from monitoring reports to achieve real impact

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Summary of the Problem:

How to visualize reports data and make it more understandable and usable by NGOs, civil society organizations or general public.


Summary of the Proposed Solution:

• Target people that you want to reach

• Target ways that you can reach them

• Choose the right tools of visualizing data that can tell your story


Technology to Solve the Problem:

• Infographic template

• Maps

• Graphic software


Existing solutions or relevant links:


• Graphs:

http://www.gapminder.org/

http://charts.hohli.com

http://www.tableausoftware.com/public


• Infographics:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net

http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/

http://www.wordle.net


• Maps:

http://www.crowdmap.org

http://www.citivox.com


Visualizing for Advocacy (PDF): http://www.tacticaltech.org/sites/tacticaltech.org/files/infodesign.pdf


Follow-on Actions:

• Identify the target group that you want to reach, collect data.

• Run a workshop.

• Find initiative people to help.

• Have fun with data.