Projects by functional area: Attendance Management

Leave No Girl Behind: TEAM Girl Malawi

2018–2023

We are supporting a consortium led by Link Community Development, who will work with girls aged 14-19 years without functional literacy or numeracy and marginalised further due to early pregnancy, early marriage or disability. They will participate in an accelerated curriculum, approved by the Ministry of Education, and a choice of vocational or academic pathways thereafter. CGA is developing a tablet-based app to monitor each girls’ daily attendance through all pathways and to send automated alerts to relevant partners and staff in the event that this falls to a low level, with a subsequent online log of follow up actions to support each person. The data collected will also be used to enable adaptive management techniques, such as automated analysis of participation and transition and how this correlates to each girls’ circumstances so that programme delivery can be tailored accordingly.

Global Partnership for Education / Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme

2018–2020

We are leading two subcomponents of the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Programme: developing a tablet-based app for zonal EMIS officers to monitor pupil and teacher enrolment, attendance and use of time, with automated reports to local and national government; and developing a two-way voice and SMS platform to enable the Ministry to communicate with and receive messages from community members on issues affecting education delivery in their area.

EU IMPACT

2017–2019

Eighteen-month programme to improve equitable access to primary education by funding monthly incentives for 30,000 primary school teachers worth $40 a month.

Girls’ Education South Sudan

2013–2018

Five-year programme to get girls going to school, staying in school, and learning in school, and to directly benefit more than 200,000 individual girls. Funded by DFID, working with Ministry of General Education and Instruction, Government of the Republic of South Sudan, consortium led by BMB Mott MacDonald. We are the technical lead on systems for capitation grants to all schools, cash transfers to all girls in P6-S4, and attendance monitoring.

Saving Lives in Sierra Leone (SLISL)

2017–2018

As part of DFID's Saving Lives in Sierra Leone programme, we are working with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to further strengthen attendance monitoring of health workers, particularly at facility- and district-levels.

Nigeria Attendance Management System

2014–2015

In support of the ESSPIN programme (www.esspin.org), funded by UK aid, and implemented by a consortium led by Cambridge Education, we have worked on the design and specification for a pilot for an SMS-based reporting system to monitor teacher and pupil attendance in two Nigerian states.

Interim Support to South Sudan Electronic Payroll System

2012–2013

We were funded by the Joint Donor Team for South Sudan to continue to provide support to the South Sudan Electronic Payroll System, which we had helped the government set up and roll-out over the preceding four years, and through which 150,000 public servants' pay, across more than 300 institutions, is processed every month, and which GRSS has since sustained without external support for over two years.

Support to Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Payroll, HR and Attendance 1

2011–2012

In Sierra Leone, under Options UK and funded by DFID, our team supported the Ministry of Health and Sanitation's Human Resources for Health Directorate as well as broader central government, to set up and run an Attendance Monitoring system, and improve HR and Payroll information, to standards needed for DFID and Global Fund support to new higher health staff salaries to be released, and sustain data and reporting quality.

Development and implementation of South Sudan Electronic Payroll System

2011–2012

Our team, first as part of Booz & Company (2008-2011), and then, from mid-2011, as Charlie Goldsmith Associates, subcontracted by Booz, helped the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (and its pre-independence predecessor) to set up and roll out the South Sudan Electronic Payroll System (SSEPS), starting from education and health, and then rolling out across the whole public service. 150,000 public servants' pay, across more than 300 institutions, is processed through SSES every month, and GRSS has now sustained it without external support for over two years. SSEPS has been a flagship practical public financial management reform, and has made possible major increases in resources for health and education pay.