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Methodology Overview

Displaying information requires making choices about how content is selected, organized, labeled, and presented. These decisions have tremendous power to influence what, and who, is visible or invisible. These decisions can be influenced by many factors, including power dynamics, explicit or implicit biases, and individual or organizational objectives.

Below, you will find detailed methodological notes on how CanWaCH classifies and visualizes the data shared by users, as well as an outline of our guiding policies and procedures. CanWaCH endeavours to ensure that all our data-related tools and products are aligned with current best practice. As such, these guidelines are reviewed and improved continuously. We recognize that we have a responsibility to be transparent about the assumptions and decisions that we make with data. Users of the Data Exchange are also responsible for consulting these notes before using this data to inform their work.

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Project Explorer Methodology

Publish Date: September 2020
Contact E-mail: [email protected]

Methodology Introduction

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  1. About the Project Explorer (ProX)

    The ProX aims to capture and share the full spectrum of efforts in global health and gender equality with a link to Canada. Projects funded by any source (domestic or global) can be entered into the ProX.

  2. Feedback may be directed to [email protected] in either English or French.
  3. Project Explorer Vision, Mission, and Objectives
    • Vision: The ProX is an essential global health resource, which diverse groups of Canadian actors and their global partners contribute to and leverage, in order to inform actions and investments that are amplifying women, children, and youth health and rights worldwide.
    • Mission: The ProX provides critical, accessible, and timely measurement, analysis, and reporting on the scale of Canadian investments and contributions in essential areas of global health and gender equality. Leveraging information and evidence generated by sector actors, the ProX connects users with data about what is happening around the world.We do this in order to cultivate and amplify thought leadership and improved professional practice. We believe that, through the provision of organized and robust quantitative and qualitative sources of information, we will improve the ability of users to identify potential gap areas and opportunities for improved impact.
    • Objectives: The ProX’s aims are to: i) promote collaboration, ii) enhance coordination of efforts; and iii) mobilize information, in order to improve decision-making and inspire professional excellence in global health and development. This is accomplished through data-sharing, mapping, and analyses.

We do this by:

  • Providing an organized, accessible, and robust platform for learning, by sharing data, resources, and tools which can be used to improve programming and decision-making.
  • Powering a suite of analytics tools, including maps, visualizations, reports, guidance notes, and other resources to support data collection, management, and analysis.
  • Connecting Canadian and global organizations in order to enhance collaboration and local ownership.
  • Showcasing specific impact stories and case studies of global health and gender equality excellence to foster a culture of transparency and collective accountability.

Sample Data Field Card (available for each data field). Contact [email protected] for full data field cards

Field Data Entry Instruction Data Collected
Project budget Enter the total project budget in Canadian Dollars. If the project is being implemented in multiple countries, enter the total budget for all countries.
  • Total budget in Canadian dollars
Special note:

  • The ProX captures all sources of funding for a project, including in-kind contributions.
  • For a GAC-funded projects, the ProX budget might not match the GAC Browser budget, due to the fact that the ProX includes all sources of funding for a project including in-kind contributions.
  • In rare cases, Reporting Organisations have a yearly budget for their operations. 
Data Usage:

  • The total budget is shown on the individual ProX project page.
  • The ProX budget is used in animations on the ProX project page to calculate budget allocation per area of focus as well as budget amount per country of implementation (for multiple country projects).
  • The ProX budget is used throughout the Analytics Portal in various visuals (funding per country and region, funding per year, areas of focus by funding).
Reference

List of Data Fields 

The majority of the data and information provided will be displayed on the project page. The remaining data fields will be available in the csv export. 

Basic Information

These data fields include the core essential information on projects, including title, start and end dates, budget, and location.

  1. Project Title

The title should be the official title of the project, providing full words for acronyms and avoiding jargon where possible. Only one title per project is allowed.

  1. Project Timeline

The start and end dates indicate whether a project is ongoing or completed. Both dates are displayed in the following format: YYYY-MM-DD

  • Start Date – this is the date of project implementation
  • End Date – this is the date the project plans to end or ended.
  1. Activity Status 

This usually indicates the current stage of the project activities

  • Implementation – the project is currently being implemented.
  • Completion – all project activities have been completed.
  1. Project Budget

This field represents the total value of the project budget in Canadian Dollars ($CAD). If the project is being implemented in multiple countries, the total budget for all countries should be entered.

  1. Project Countries/Regions

The country or countries in which the project is being implemented. All countries are selected along with the percentage of total budget dollars that is allocated to each country. If the project is being implemented in one country, 100% is entered. For a multiple country project, the total should add up to 100%.

Organizations & Partners

These data fields include information on who is responsible for project reporting, and the other partners involved in implementation or funding. The contributions of partners can be represented here as well.

  1. Reporting Organization

The Reporting Organization is responsible for inputting and updating the project data. There can only be one designated Reporting Organization per project. This organization is typically based  in Canada, or receiving Canadian funding. This organization is typically the leading, implementing organization receiving and managing the bulk of the project funding but this can vary for projects conducted in consortium. The organization’s details to provide are as follows:

  • Organization Name
  • Registration Number (same as the Business number, e.g. CA-CRA_ACR- is used for Canadian business numbers; use the code for other countries in the same way. In constructing an organisation identifier, only the first nine digits should be used).
  • Country of Registration (it should be the same as where the Business number is registered).
  • Organization Type (Government of Canada; government (other countries); Other Public Sector; International NGO; National NGO; Regional NGO; Public Private Partnership; Multilateral; Foundation; Private Sector; Academic, Training and Research)
  1. Funders

All funders along with the percentage of the total budget contribution per funder is shown along with In-kind contributions if applicable. The total should add up to 100%.

  1. Participating Organizations 

All participating organizations / partners of all types involved in the delivery of the project can be entered. Similarly to the Reporting Organization field, the country of registration for the participating organization / partner can be specified. All Ministries as well as all local and international partners involved in the project can be entered.

Organization details to provide are as follows:

  • Organization Name
  • Registration Number (same as the Business number, e.g. CA-CRA_ACR- is used for Canadian Business Numbers; use the code for other countries in the same way. In constructing an organisation identifier, only the first nine digits should be used.)
  • Country of Registration (this should be the same as where the Business number is registered)
  • Organization Type (Government of Canada,;government (other countries); Other Public Sector; International NGO; National NGO; Regional NGO; Public Private Partnership; Multilateral, Foundation; Private Sector; Academic, Training and Research)

Activities & Results

These data fields include information on the themes, activities, outputs, and outcomes of project activities in both aggregatable and narrative text fields.

  1. Description 

This section provides an opportunity for the organization to include a detailed narrative description of the project. General information, as well as information on objectives, target groups, or activities are described.

  1. Outputs

At least 3-5 of the project outputs are entered. As many outputs as one would like to share can be included.

Example of Output Types are: training, workshop, assessment, research, report, clinics built or refurbished. In the Output Descriptor, specify additional information related to the output. The expected and/or achieved outputs can be entered.

  • Number of Outputs
  • Output Type
  • Output Descriptors
  • Status (achieved/expected)
  1. Outcomes/Results

The information summarized in this field represents highlights on the project’s accomplishments (expected/achieved).

  1. Areas of Focus

These are the specific topics the project intends to address. All areas that apply are selected along with the percentage of the total budget that is allocated to each area of focus. If the project covers only one area of focus, 100% is entered. For multiple areas of focus, the total should add up to 100%.

Health Related Areas of Focus
1 Adolescent Health
2 Health Promotion & Education
3 Health Systems, Training, & Infrastructure
4 HIV
5 Infectious & Communicable Diseases
6 Mental Health
7 Neglected Tropical Diseases
8 Newborn & Child Health
9 Non-Communicable Diseases
10 Nutrition
11 Primary Health Care
12 Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health
13 Secondary/Tertiary Health Care
14 Sexual Health & Rights
15 Other Health (not listed; please specify)
 

Other Areas

1 Disaster Risk Reduction & Early Recovery
2 Economic Development & Empowerment
3 Education
4 Environment & climate change
5 Financing for Development
6 Food Security & Agriculture
7 Gender Equality
8 Human Rights, Advocacy, & Public Engagement
9 Humanitarian Response
10 Law, Governance & Public Policy
11 Logistics
12 Protection
13 Sexual & Gender-Based Violence
14 Shelter & Construction
15 Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
16 Other Sector (not listed; please specify)

Population Information

These data fields include the information on the individuals and communities reached by the project, including specific numbers and general descriptors.

  1. Target Population Descriptors

This represents the direct population targeted by the project. The project target groups are selected according to age, gender and other descriptors. All groups that apply can be selected.

 

Age / Sex

1 Adult women
2 Adult men
3 Adolescent females
4 Adolescent males
5 Children, girls
6 Children, boys
7 Under-5 children
8 Newborns
9 Older adults, women
10 Older adults, men
11 Other(s) (please specify)
 

Other descriptors

1 Urban
2 Rural
3 LGBTQ2I Communities
4 Refugees
5 Internally displaced persons (IDP)
6 Persons with disabilities
7 Indigenous peoples
8 Local minority groups (please specify)
9 Other(s) (please specify)
  1. Population Reach

This represents the total population reached by this project, including the Direct population served, as well as the Indirect population affected if applicable.

Direct populations include individuals who are impacted as an immediate result of the project. Indirect populations include individuals or groups who may be impacted as a by-product of the project.

  • Total Direct Population (achieved/expected)
  • Total Indirect Population (achieved/expected)

Detailed age- and sex-disaggregated population data can be entered where available as well as any relevant descriptors.

  • Number of people
  • Sex
  • Age Range (years):
    • From Youngest
    • To Oldest
  • Direct or Indirect
  • Population group descriptors

Indicators

These data fields include information on the indicators used to major project activities.

  1. Indicators 

From the list provided the indicators measured by the project are selected. If the project does not track any of these indicators, ‘None Selected’ can be chosen. The list of indicators provided include MNCH-related indicators, SRHR-related indicators as well as SDG indicators.

  1. Additional Project Indicators

Any additional project indicators identified as the most useful and feasible for the project can be included.

Other Data

These data fields include geo-coordinate information used to generate maps, as well as specific links, resources, and contact information related to the project.

  1. Locations

The geo-coordinates for the locations to be displayed on the map can be entered. If there are no known coordinates, the name of the location(s) can be provided. The project scope can be specified: National projects cover one country; regional projects cover one or more regions of a country; and local projects cover one or more sub-regions of a country or one or more specific locations.

  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Country
  • Project Scope
    • Local
    • Regional
    • National
    • None
  • Name of location
  1. Links

Any links related to the project can be provided.

  • Title
  • URL
  1. Resources

Resources related to the project (in any language) can be uploaded. Examples of resource types can be: questionnaires or data collection forms, survey reports, training material, project briefs, datasets, sensitization material like posters for health centres and radio messages, etc.

  1. Contact Information

The contact information for the project can be entered. The information will be made public. Note: By providing the Contact Information details, you understand that the information will be made publicly available on the CanWaCH website and consent to sharing this information.

  • Name
  • Organization
  • E-mail

Data Aggregation

Data and information from all projects is used in aggregate in various reports and fora to understand the scale of Canadian investments and programming in essential areas of development, humanitarian, human rights and gender equality work, and inform actions and investments.

Disclaimer

The project data included in the Project Explorer (ProX) has been provided voluntarily by contributors or sourced directly from organizations. As such, it likely does not reflect the entirety of Canadian work in global health and gender equality worldwide. Individual project information is not independently verified by CanWaCH. 

The Project Explorer has been created for informative purposes only. Users are encouraged to conduct independent analysis using the available data, and to review sample size and other contextual information before drawing conclusions. Through this portal, CanWaCH does not intend to endorse, recommend, or comment on specific activities or investments.

The designations and maps used and displayed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of CanWaCH concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. 

Analytics Portal Methodology

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Publish Date: October 2020
Data Source Extract: September 2020
Version: 2020.6
Contact E-mail: impact@canwach.ca

Methodology Introduction

CanWaCH Analytics Portal: The CanWaCH Analytics Portal is derived from the CanWaCH Project Explorer (ProX) database. The purpose of the Analytics Portal is to summarize, and to visualise in aggregate, the information provided in the CanWaCH ProX database. The CanWaCH Analytics Portal is open source, with all data source files available for download.

CanWaCH Project Explorer (ProX): The CanWaCH ProX aims to capture and share the full spectrum of efforts in global health and gender equality with a link to Canada. Projects funded by any source (domestic or global) can be entered into the ProX.

Version 2020.6: The CanWaCH Analytics Portal is in the development stage. Feedback may be directed to impact(@)canwach.ca in either English or French.

Dashboard – Global Snapshot 

Definitions

  • “All Projects” refers to current and completed projects available in the CanWaCH ProX as of October 2020.
  • “Active Projects” refers to all projects that are labelled as in-progress in the ProX for the selected year.
  • “Total Funding”:
    • Single-Country Projects: “Total Funding” is equal to the total project budget amount.
    • Multi-Country Projects: Project budgets are allocated to each country based on the ‘budget percentage per country’ provided in the ProX.
  • Currency: All dollar amounts are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Regions:
    • The global “Regions” chosen for the Analytics Portal Maps use the same regional conventions as the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, including the 2018 Report Statistical Annex measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN code list was chosen as the reference, as it specifies explicitly what countries are categorized in what regions.  The calculation of the Regional % budget allocation for Global Affairs Canada-funded projects with no countries specified are based on estimates and should be interpreted with caution.

Filters

Filter “Funding Source”: The “Government of Canada” sort option filters all visuals in the “Global Snapshot” section by projects funded by the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada Note: Government of Canada is equivalent to Global Affairs Canada (GAC) or any previous iteration which includes Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

The “Other Funding” sort option filters all the visuals in the “Global Snapshot” section by projects funded by all other funding sources.

Filter “Sort by Year”: 

  • “All Projects” includes all available projects in the CanWaCH ProX.
  • “Projects by Active Year” refers to all projects available in the CanWaCH ProX that are in-progress during the selected year.

Funding Note: When “Projects by Active Year” is selected, the total project budget amount per country is equally divided between all active years of the projects. This displays the average funding amount distributed per year for the project.

Mechanics

How the visuals handle multi-country projects

  • Global Level Analysis:

The “Total Project” field provides the total count of unique projects.

  • Regional Level Analysis:

For multi-country projects in a given region, the project is only counted once per region.

  • Country Level Analysis (CanWaCH ProX Map):

In the “CanWaCH ProX Map” visual, a multi-country project is counted in each country where the project is being implemented (i.e. 1x per country). The total project budget is distributed between all countries for the project based on the budget percentage per country provided in the ProX.

Country Funding Note: “Total Funding” per country is equal to the total budget allocation amounts from all projects for the specific country.

“Master Projects”

The visuals include “Master Projects” from the CanWaCH ProX, i.e. multi country projects and/or funding envelopes that are further dispersed to multiple projects. The sub-projects from each Master Project are excluded in order to avoid double counting.

Sub-project Note: The full set of sub-projects is not fully available for all Masters Projects.

Visuals

Section 1 – Global Summary 

  1. CanWaCH ProX Map


The CanWaCH ProX Map depicts the countries with reported ProX projects. The tool tip (the information that appears when hovering over the countries) provides information on the number of projects and total funding per country. For regional projects that do not specify a country(ies), the project and budget are omitted from the CanWaCH ProX Map.

  1. Project Duration


Based on the “Sort by Year” filter selection, this visual displays all projects that are active with the project start and end year included in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar). For full project details, the URL link to the Project Page is included in the tooltip.

  1. Total Projects and Total Funding by Year


The Total Projects and Total Funding by Year visual offers an overview of the number of active projects and their total funding per year.

  1. Regional Comparison

The “Total Project” field provides the total count of unique projects per region.

The “Total Funding” field provides the total sum of funding per region.

  1. Funding by Region (%)

The donut chart offers an alternative view of total funding by region. The chart displays the total funding and percentage by region out of the global total for the “Sort by Year” filter selection.

  1. Global Total

“Total Projects” refers to the total number of unique projects.

“Total Funding” refers to the total budget amount globally for the number of unique projects.

Section 2 – Reporting Organization

  1. Reporting Organization – Funding by Type


The Reporting Organizations Funding by Type Sunburst Chart spatially illustrates the proportion of Reporting Organizations by type based on funding for all countries.

  • The 1st level (inner-most circle) displays the total number of organizations for all organization types.
  • The 2nd level displays the number of organizations by category for all organization types.
  • The 3rd level displays the number of organizations by Canadian-Based (Yes/No).
  • The 4th level (outer-most circle) filters to the details level for the specific Reporting Organization selected.
  1. Reporting Organizations – Total Funding


The Reporting Organizations Word Cloud displays the Reporting Organization by Type and project funding (both current and completed projects) per the selected Reporting Organization for all countries. The text size of the Reporting Organization name increases in proportion to the amount of funding.

  1. Reporting Organizations – Summary


The Reporting Organizations statistics display the total number of organizations, their type, the total number of projects and the total funding amount for all countries for all four levels of detail in Reporting Organization Type.

Dashboard – Area of Focus

Filters

Filter “Funding Source”

The “Government of Canada” sort option filters all visuals in the “Areas of Focus” section by projects funded by the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada Note: Government of Canada is equivalent to Global Affairs Canada (GAC) or any previous iteration which includes Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

The “Other Funding” sort option filters all the visuals in the “Areas of Focus” section by projects funded by all other funding sources.

Buttons

The CanWaCH Areas of Focus are subdivided into two categories; “Health” Areas of Focus and “Other” Areas of Focus. The Buttons feature enables the user to filter the Areas of Focus visuals to view the 14 Areas of Focus specific to Health, the 16 Areas of Focus in the Other category or All 30 Areas of Focus.

Mechanics

Funding

The total project budget is distributed between all Area(s) of Focus per project.

“Total Funding” for an Area of Focus is the sum of all project budget amounts that are designated in the ProX for that Area of Focus.

Funding Note: Currently, 100% of a project’s Area of Focus distribution amount is allocated to the Start Year of the Project.

Projects

“Number of Projects” displays the total project count for each “Area of Focus”. A project with multiple Areas of Focus will be counted under each applicable Area of Focus. The total project budget is allocated between Areas of Focus based on the percentage distribution provided in the ProX.

Project Note: A project is displayed at the start year of the project in the visuals.

“Master Projects”

The visuals include “Master Projects” from the CanWaCH ProX, i.e. multi country projects and funding envelopes that are further dispersed to multiple projects. The sub-projects from each Master Project are excluded in order to avoid double counting.

Sub-project Note: The full set of sub-projects is not fully available for all Masters Projects.

Visuals

  1. Top 10 Areas of Focus by Funding


This visual ranks the top 10 Areas of Focus by funding amount per year and overall. The ranking includes all projects for each Area of Focus by year, and displays the total funding and total number of projects in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar).

  1. Total Projects by Area of Focus


This visual calculates the total number of unique projects per Area of Focus per year.

  1. Funding by Area of Focus


The donut chart offers an alternative view of total funding by Area of Focus using the “Year” filter. The chart displays the total funding and percentage by Area of Focus out of the total funding amount for all projects that specify at least one Area of Focus.

  1. Areas of Focus Summary


Applying the “Year” filter, this chart provides a spatial overview of the volume of unique projects per Area of Focus. The size of the boxes relates to the number of projects. The total funding is also included in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar).

Dashboard – Country Snapshot

Definitions

Regions

The global “Regions” chosen for the Analytics Portal Maps use the same regional conventions as the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, including the 2018 Report Statistical Annex measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN code list was chosen as the reference, as it specifies explicitly what countries are categorized in what regions.  The calculation of the Regional % budget allocation for Global Affairs Canada-funded projects with no countries specified are based on estimates and should be interpreted with caution.

Filters

Filter “Country”

The “Country” sort option filters all visuals to include all current and completed projects starting from 2010 for the selected Country.

Country Note: The Country Snapshot only includes countries that have at least one current or completed project in the CanWaCH ProX.

Filter “Funding Source”

The “Government of Canada” sort option filters all visuals in the “Country Snapshot” section by projects funded by the Government of Canada.

Government of Canada Note: Government of Canada is equivalent to Global Affairs Canada (GAC) or any previous iteration which includes Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).

The “Other Funding” sort option filters all the visuals in the “Country Snapshot” section by projects funded by all other funding sources.

Mechanics

“Master Projects”

The visuals exclude “Master Projects” from the CanWaCH ProX, i.e. multi country projects and funding envelopes that are further dispersed to multiple projects. Master projects are excluded to avoid double counting. The Country Snapshot includes sub-projects from each Master Project.

Sub-project Note: The full set of sub-projects is not fully available for all Masters Projects.

Visuals

Section 1 – Country Summary

  1. Project Explorer Map


The Project Explorer Map displays projects at the geocoordinate level by country and location will full project details available on the individual project pages.

Region Note: For Project IDs assigned to a region only, the project is included under “countries, unspecified”.

  1. Country Total


“Total Projects” refers to the total number of unique projects per the selected Country.

“Total Funding” refers to the total budget amount for the total number of unique projects per the selected Country.

  1. Total Projects and Total Funding by Year

The Total Projects and Total Funding by Year visual offers an overview of the number of active projects and their total funding per year for the selected Country.

Funding Note: The total project budget amount per country is equally divided between all active years of the projects. This displays the average funding amount distributed per year for the project.

  1. Funding by Country (%)

The donut chart displays the total funding for the selected country and the total amount of funding per Region relative to the selected country. Additionally, the total country funding is provided as a percentage of both total investment in regional and global funding.

  1. Project Duration


Based on the “Country” filter selection, this visual displays all projects that are active with the project start and end year included in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar). For full project details, the URL link to the Project Page is included in the tooltip.

Section 2 – Reporting Organizations

  1. Reporting Organization – Funding by Type


The Reporting Organizations Funding by Type Sunburst Chart spatially illustrates the proportion of Reporting Organizations by type based on funding for the selected country.

  • The 1st level (inner-most circle) displays the total number of organizations per country for all organization types.
  • The 2nd level displays the number of organizations per country by category for all organization types.
  • The 3rd level displays the number of organizations per country by Canadian-Based (Yes/No).
  • The 4th level (outer-most circle) filters to the details level for the specific Reporting Organization selected.
  1. Reporting Organizations – Total Funding


The Reporting Organizations Word Cloud displays the Reporting Organization by Type and project funding (both current and completed projects) per the selected Reporting Organization for the selected country. The text size of the Reporting Organization name increases in proportion to the amount of funding.

  1. Reporting Organizations – Summary


The Reporting Organizations statistics display the total number of organizations, their type, the total number of projects and the total funding amount per selected country for all four levels of detail in Reporting Organization Type.

Section 3 – Area of Focus

Filters

Buttons

The CanWaCH Areas of Focus are subdivided into two categories; “Health” Areas of Focus and “Other” Areas of Focus. The Buttons feature enables the user to filter the Areas of Focus visuals to view the 14 Areas of Focus specific to Health, the 16 Areas of Focus in the Other category or All 30 Areas of Focus.

Mechanics 

Funding

The project budget amount designated per the selected country is distributed between all applicable Area(s) of Focus per project. “Total Funding” for an Area of Focus is the sum of all project budget amounts that are designated in the ProX for that Area of Focus per the selected country.

Funding Note: Currently, 100% of a project’s Area of Focus distribution amount is allocated to the Start Year of the Project.

Projects

“Number of Projects” displays the total project count for each “Area of Focus” per the selected country. A project with multiple Areas of Focus will be counted under each applicable Area of Focus. The total project budget is allocated between Areas of Focus based on the percentage distribution per country provided in the ProX.

Project Note: A project is displayed at the start year of the project in the visuals.

Visuals

  1. Top 10 Areas of Focus by Funding


This visual ranks the top 10 Areas of Focus by funding amount per year and overall for the selected country. The ranking includes all projects per country for each Area of Focus by year, and displays the total funding and total number of projects in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar).

  1. Total Projects by Area of Focus

This visual calculates the total number of unique projects per Area of Focus per year for the selected country.

  1. Funding by Area of Focus

The donut chart offers an alternative view of total funding by Area of Focus per the selected country using the “Year” filter. The chart displays the total funding and percentage by Area of Focus out of the total funding amount for all projects that specify at least one Area of Focus.

  1. Areas of Focus Summary


Applying the “Year” filter, this chart provides a spatial overview of the volume of unique projects per Area of Focus for the selected country. The size of the boxes relates to the number of projects. The total funding is also included in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar).

Section 4 – Population

Visuals

  1. Total Population Reach


The Total Population Reach displays the total direct and indirect population count for projects included per the selected country with available population data.

Population Note: The total (aggregated) direct and indirect population numbers for multi-country projects have been excluded to ensure correct representation at the country-level.

  1. Population Reach, by Target Population Descriptors


The target population descriptors visual displays the number of projects specifying the target population descriptors for the selected country.

  1. Population Reach, by Target Population


The target population visual displays the number of projects specifying the gender and age categories of the target population for the selected country.

Dashboard – Funding Initiatives

Filters

Funding Initiatives

Three funding initiatives from the Government of Canada are included:

  • MNCH 2010 – 2015
  • MNCH 2015 – 2020
  • SRHR 2017 – 2020

MNCH=Maternal Newborn and Child Health

SRHR=Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Mechanics

“Master Projects”

The visuals include “Master Projects” from the CanWaCH ProX, i.e. multi country projects and/or funding envelopes that are further dispersed to multiple projects. The sub-projects from each Master Project are excluded in order to avoid double counting.

Sub-project Note: The full set of sub-projects is not fully available for all Master Projects.

Visuals

Section 1 – Overview

  1. Funding Initiatives Summary


The Funding Initiative summary table provides an overview of the Government of Canada Funding Initiatives, the Number of ProX Projects included, and the Total Funding.

  1. Project List


The Project List displays the project titles for all of the ProX projects included in each funding initiative. Additionally, the Reporting Organization per project is displayed in the tooltip (the information that appears when hovering over the project bar).

Population Note: Population data may not be provided by all projects in the Project List. For projects with population data, detailed disaggregated data by gender and/or age may not be provided.

Section 2 – Population

  1. Total Population Reach


The Total Population Reach displays the total direct and indirect population count for projects included per funding initiative with available population data.

  1. Population Reach, Disaggregated by Gender


The Population Reach, Disaggregated by Gender displays the reported total direct and indirect population for women/girls and men/boys for projects included per funding initiative with available population data by gender. Please note that the ProX allows for the inclusion of ‘Other’ as a Gender option (i.e. female, male, other); however, as of October 2020, no projects have included data in this category.

  1. Population Reach, by Target Population


The target population visual displays the number of direct and indirect people reached per population group, for projects with available disaggregated population data by gender and/or age. CanWaCH has selected four categories of target populations for analysis: Women of Reproductive Age, Adolescent Girls, Children Under 5, and Newborn.

Section 3 – Outputs

  1. Outputs


Preliminary analysis of the Funding Initiatives’ outputs has been conducted with four output types included in the visual:

  • Services Providers Trained: Examples of service providers (all genders) trained include community health / outreach workers, health workers / personnel / staff, managers, midwives, nurses, or doctors. Training applies to community-level as well as facility-level staff.
  • Community Groups Engaged: Examples of community groups engaged include councils, committees, women’s groups, or community / partner organizations. Engagement applies to both establishing new groups as well as supporting existing ones.
  • Health Facilities Built or Enhanced: Examples of health facilities built or enhanced include facilities of all sizes and type delivering health services such as hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, wards, satellite / mobile clinics, health centers, or community health posts. The category covers infrastructure constructed or refurbished /renovated / rehabilitated, facilities and systems strengthened or supported, provision of medication / equipment / transportation.
  • Community Awareness Activities Implemented: Examples of community awareness activities implemented include sensitization sessions and campaigns. The category covers activities including IEC and BCC, awareness campaigns, materials development, information dissemination, community workshops / awareness-raising sessions, and public engagement.

Output Note: Output data may not be provided by all projects in the Project List. For projects with output data, numbers may not be provided.

Disclaimer

The Project Explorer collects robust data across 17 primary data fields. Data is collected on an ongoing basis. Numbers are accurate to the time of publication, and may change as projects are updated. Data is collected and gathered in English and/or French through a variety of outreach methods as well as online searches, as follows: Data Drives; targeted outreach to organizations/institutions via electronic communication throughout the year; online search of organization/institutions’ websites or published materials; and common data fields sourced from the Global Affairs Canada Project Browser. Submission of projects is voluntary and all data fields are optional, and as such, it likely does not reflect the entirety of Canadian work in global health and gender equality worldwide. Individual project information is not independently verified by CanWaCH.

The CanWaCH Analytics Portal has been created for informative purposes only. Users are encouraged to conduct independent analysis using the available data, and to review sample size and other contextual information before drawing conclusions. Through this portal, CanWaCH does not intend to endorse, recommend, or comment on specific activities or investments.

The designations and maps used and displayed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of CanWaCH concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Policies

CanWaCH adheres to global standards, policies, and best practices in the storage, management, and analysis of our data. Please contact [email protected] for a complete list.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who funds the projects featured in the Project Explorer?

    The Project Explorer features projects funded by all sources, including but not limited to projects funded by the Government of Canada. The Project Explorer captures and shares the full spectrum of efforts in global health and gender equality with a link to Canadian actors or Canadian funding.

  2. Are the projects included in the Project Explorer only from CanWaCH members?

    No. The Project Explorer features projects from organizations of all types including CanWaCH members, other Canadian organizations and non-Canadian actors. As long as there is a link to Canada, the project can be added to the Project Explorer!
    Organisations of all types are included such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, professional associations, foundations, private sector companies, and multilateral organizations.

  3. Are all projects in the Project Explorer currently active?

    The Project Explorer features ongoing, as well as completed projects. Once projects are completed, the project page remains on the Project Explorer. On the Project Explorer map, completed (inactive) projects are shown as black dots whereas active projects are shown as blue dots.

  4. What type of projects are featured in the Project Explorer?

    The Project Explorer features development as well as humanitarian projects. Any project, from any sector, with a Canadian link is eligible to be included in the Project Explorer.

  5. Is the Project Explorer open to be used by anyone? Yes. All data in the Project Explorer can be downloaded and is openly available to all.

    Additional data to what is displayed on the Project Explorer web platform can be exported in a ready to use CSV file format.

  6. Is confidential data shared in Project Explorer?

    All data fields are optional and organizations should only include the data they are comfortable sharing. Identifying information on individuals is not collected. In addition, all data submitted by organizations is carefully reviewed by CanWaCH prior to publication. The Project Explorer does not store additional project information other than what is shared publicly.

  7. Are organizations required to share data in the Project Explorer?

    No. All Project Explorer data is contributed voluntarily by organizations and their partners, during any stage of the project lifecycle, including after completion. Organizations themselves decide what information is shared and when.

  8. If data contribution is voluntary, does this mean that the Project Explorer database is incomplete?

    We recognize that the data contained in the Project Explorer provides a robust snapshot of development activities at various moments in time. For a variety of reasons, including but not limited to community protection and privacy, evolving activities and contexts, changes in funding, and the vast and diverse number of development actors operating globally, data sharing platforms are almost always somewhat incomplete. The objective of the Project Explorer is to provide comprehensive insight and information to guide decision-making and accountability efforts, with the most robust and useful data available, within these parameters.

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