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 Africa. As one of the largest private foundations its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, Canada, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.
CARE Access Africa Mobile MIS
Early in 2011 CARE,2 realizing ongoing difficulties in performance management data collection that the paper and Excel-based MIS present, forged a partnership with ViewWorld3 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.