Case study: Accurate data for social programmes

The country of Lesotho in southern Africa is completely encircled by the Republic of South Africa and has a population of just over 2 million. It is known for its mountains, which cover two-thirds of the country, and was the inspiration for the fictional country of Wakanda from the “Black Panther” movies.

To ensure social and financial support reaches households in need, Lesotho’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) established the National Information System for Social Assistance (NISSA). The MoSD sought to expand NISSA into all urban areas, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lesotho joined as a funding and implementation partner. To gather the necessary information, the project team needed to remotely manage and control the implementation of field data collection operations down to the household and fieldworker levels.

In this case study, learn how longtime Hexagon partner GeoSpace International planned, implemented and managed community mobilisation and field data collection operations; developed the data collection system and digital questionnaire; and migrated all collected data to the SQL-based NISSA Management Information System.

“HxGN Smart Census allowed us to allocate, track and manage fieldworker units in real time, right up to the HQ level.”

 Francois Bezuidenhout, GIS manager at GeoSpace International

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