The SBS Impact Tracker is a proprietary, customized evaluation system that gathers and reports SBS impact data and program management data on a 24/7 basis, in a robust way that allows for thoughtful decision-making, critical impact evaluation, and systematic stakeholder reporting.
Each NGO partner in the SBS network is trained to use a phone/tablet-based data collection program (built on the TaroWorks platform) which feeds into the Tracker; this allows for off-line data collection in the field, that can be synced once the user has an internet connection and syncs the data to the Tracker. This saves our partners time and money in collecting and sharing the data, and ensures that we have access to it as soon as it is synced.
The SBS Impact Tracker gives us a real time global dashboard of SBS’s impact, and a way to closely monitor quality control through partner results.
In addition, we have provide each SBS NGO partner with access to a dashboard with their own beneficiary impact information, which allows them to use their data and related graphs for program improvements, donor/media reporting, and analysis. For many partners, the Impact Tracker has dramatically increased their level of M&E sophistication and provided an invaluable tool to help them grow.