We have developed new maps with new layers (dots) for each location for the pooled funds. We now have polygons, tiles. that would aggregate projects aggregated by use, beneficiaries and the different incentives for each fund.On the right hand there are filters to separate by fund and allocation year.By hoovering over each region you would get the total amount USD allocated by region, as well as the number of project that operate in that particular region in any given year.
We have incorporated a color coding when you select a specific location, based on that selection we will filter out all values from that particular region.It is possible to select several regions or to look at a number of projects, particular distribution of projects, allocated budget, percentage for one particular region, etc. All have dedicated geographical filtering and color coding. We are using the map to represent the most prevalent regions from any fund, and then you can filter any point of interest based on the funds.
We also have this new dashboard that provides more detail on each project. They are sorted by budget, allocated by cluster for each budget for each fund. You can scroll up and down and the manner change sorting. You can pick one particular project if you have its project number. In addition, it is possible to extract the whole table in an Excel file.
- Web links that have been shared are very helpful! Great maps which regards to province and district level, both on pending and how many beneficiaries. (Afghanistan CBPF)
- Great map but is it possible to zoom into the district level? (Afghanistan CBPF)
This boils down to whether we have those particular coordinate values for each project. Geo-localization right now is based on first admin level 1 – this is the region level for most countries. For some countries it happens that we have first level of UN recognized level of UN localization. For other countries we have a level 2. For example, Myanmar has some regions that have changed administratively and the same thing happened for DRC where the names of some regions have changed. Now do we have better coordinates? We have them for some funds but not all. Therefore, we had to make a tradeoff between showing all projects and bring them together with the region or leave out some project because we don’t have precise location data.We will start working on the level 2 – 3 admin locations if we get the data, but this will be a long process. It will require dynamic changes in the map when it is changed and this will be difficult.
- Donors do not only want to see how much funding we have allocated, but they also want to see what the needs where. For example, there is population in need map of the HRP. To solve this issue we put our map of funding on top of that. Would it be possible to show target beneficiaries? Instead of only project budget? (Afghanistan CBPF)
Yes, we are able to use it for any type of data point. The challenge of making a map is to locate regions and make something coherent and good-looking, which we believe is that case now. Now we can include any type of visual information with any type of color coding such as beneficiaries, budget and clusters (we already have the location data available at the cluster level).The challenge is to now bring the proper use of the map and make it user friendly. Millions of records have been cleaned to generate this map for all the users of the 18 CBPF countries. Right now we will publish this map as it is and then we can start adding these specific requests like beneficiaries, cluster split per region, map with HRP data (only possible if we get data digitally).Our next target is to bring up more data at the region level that we already have in GMS. Then we will go to HRP data to overlap it with this data. This could be the answer for what donors are asking. This is our target and way forward: to get more data and show it to the users.