Full Impact Potential: What are the main spread strategies moving forward? (Please consider geographic spread, policy reform, and independent replication/adoption of the idea or other mechanisms.)
Our current focus is in tuning the data captured, and the reports produced, to better target the requirements of our data consumers. In particular, we are working closely with our current users to focus reports and to provide better validation. We are also developing tools to facilitate workflow management of reports and summarized report data. The more valuable our data, and the better our users can action it, the more value we add.
Once we have proven the model with our current partners, we hope to spread throughout Africa, most likely developing standalone apps in the process.
Barriers: What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Our most significant risk is an inability to timeously action received reports. We are working closely with our partners, streamlining the administration interfaces to allow users to identify reports that need immediate action as opposed to those that are not urgent.
We believe that if reporters can see concrete improvements triggered by their reports, the platform will sell itself, and the value it can realise will be significant.
We will also increase the reporter numbers, through word of mouth and through advertising, in collaboration with our partners.