Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
The MasterCard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. As one of the largest, independent foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion in order to alleviate poverty. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by MasterCard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org or follow us on Twitter @MCFoundation.
Early in 2011 CARE, realizing ongoing difficulties in performance management data collection that the paper and Excel-based MIS present, forged a partnership with ViewWorld to develop a web version of the MIS and a Smartphone application for data collection. The Mobile MIS system will allow CARE VSL implementing partners and country offices to upload MIS data to a cloud-housed database through a hybrid approach by uploading of Excel MIS export files. Data can be entered directly onto an offline- or online-available web page and through direct transmission from an Android-based Smartphone application. The system is comprised of a hosted database system that secures all data in the cloud. Data can be accessed either through the web interface or through a Smartphone.