Project Venn

    The Initiative

    Operating at the intersection of on-ground implementation and data-driven development, Raising The Village (RTV) developed Project Venn to unlock technology and data analytics and transform how organizations allocate time and resources for development.

    Using advanced tools and frameworks built by RTV’s in-house Planning, Learning, and Evaluation (PEAL) team, Project Venn enables RTV to track, analyze, and prioritize key metrics with a clear path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, so we can make real-time program adjustments, provide supporters meaningful reporting, make informed investment decisions, and ultimately have a deeper, more sustainable impact.

    Project Venn offers the opportunity to enhance best practices and maximize impact across the entire development sector.

    Developing Project Venn

    To develop Project Venn and fulfill our ambitious goal of reaching 1 million people living in ultra-poverty by 2023, Raising The Village has strategically partnered with leading organizations to develop the tools our team needs to deliver the most impactful and efficient programs possible for our partner communities.

    With the support of our colleagues at the Department of Economics at Oxford University, Raising The Village launched our first Randomized Control Trial in 2020. We’re now capable of capturing over 4,000 data points from our sample households to better understand income, assets, consumption, and other important information that helps us focus on what our partner families need most. We apply leading evaluation techniques to ensure a high level of accuracy and rigor that allows us to firmly stand behind our programs and methods.

    Thanks to Esri, a world leader in geographical information systems (GIS), who have provided our team with ArcGIS, we’re able to map our partner communities and locate key points including water, schools, healthcare centres, and roads. This helps our team map best routes to reach last-mile villages and run analytics that help us maximize our support and impact before we’ve even set foot in the village.

    With brilliant data analytics, equipment, and experts from Alteryx, we’re able to bring in baseline data and real-time implementation information to track the progress of every one of our active partner villages. This helps our field managers hone in on community progress on the path to success. Building on every graduate partner village’s experience and progress, we’re able to use the data we collect to find key relationships, program leverage points, and predict design outcomes to maximize our program impact with future partner villages.

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