About the Project

Country: Bangladesh
Sector: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Solution: Water and Sanitation Sector (WSS) Open Data Monitoring Platform

The WSS Open Data Monitoring platform for the Government of Bangladesh’s Local Government Department’s (LGD) Policy Support Unit includes an M&E module for tracking the progress of key indicators for Bangladesh’s Sector Development Plan (SDPs), a Web Portal for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, GIS mapping of WSS data, as well as a Smartphone application for mobile-to-web data capture and dissemination in provincial areas. The system was funded by the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).

The Challenge
  • Lack of a comprehensive and real-time open-data sharing and data coordination mechanism for LCG joint operations with other WSS stakeholders.
  • Requirement for up-to-date results data and analytics on Bangladesh’s entire portfolio of WSS activities in order to appropriately meet the WSP’s goals for Bangladesh.
The Solution
  • Creation of a joint open data monitoring platform, a one-stop shop M&E web dashboard for Open data Monitoring
  • Coordinating stakeholders and producing reports on WSS activities in Bangladesh
  • Smartphone application for mobile-to-web data capture and dissemination in provincial areas.
The Results
  • The system serves as a central location for analysis of GIS data, Hard to Reach (HtR) area data, population data, survey data, census and composite service delivery indicator data.
  • It automates the coordination between government agencies, NGOs, the Sector Information System (SIS) and LCG (Local Consultative Group) of WSS.
  • Furnishes up-to-date results data and analytics on the country’s entire portfolio of WSS activities.