U.S. Agency for International Development and the Eastern Congo Initiative have launched a video database that will enable aid agencies to gather necessary information on the region.
“Data-driven insights are critical to creating effective and efficient partnerships,” said USAID’s Acting Director for the Office of Innovation and Development Alliances Ricardo Michel.
“We are pleased to recognize organizations like the Eastern Congo Initiative that are leveraging technology in the service of international development and working to increase access to information that will lead to more informed funding and programming decisions.”
The challenge with the region was that there was lack of relevant information for aid agencies and other organizations looking to set up in Congo.
USAID and the Eastern Congo Initiative conducted an analysis of community based organizations in Maniema, Orientale, North and South Kivu provinces.
“The result is a report and online database that gives policy leaders, investors and analysts insights into the work being done to create sustainable and successful change in Eastern Congo,” USAID stated.