Empowering Data-Driven Decision-Making in Development Projects using Business Intelligence (Power BI)

Training | Online

About the Event

SOCODEVI recognizes the value of data-driven and timely decision-making in their economic development projects. As a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) advisor, I've had the opportunity to integrate Power BI into our MEL system to enhance our project effectiveness. This presentation aims to share our journey, insights, and practical experiences on integrating Power BI data analysis and visualization into a result-based management MEL system.

• Introduce participants to the benefits and potential of using Power BI for data-driven decision-making in development projects.
• Share real-world examples of Power BI implementation within our organization.
• Discuss the challenges faced, lessons learned, and strategies for successful integration of Power BI into our MEL practices.
• Provide participants with practical tips and tools to consider when exploring Power BI for data analysis in their own development projects.

Target Audience:
This presentation is designed for MEL specialists and project managers who are considering or planning to start using Power BI in their MEL systems. Whether you are new to Power BI or looking to enhance your existing data analysis capabilities, this session aims to provide valuable insights, best practices, and actionable strategies.

Key Topics to be Covered:

Power BI and Data Analysis Essentials:
• Overview of Power BI features and capabilities for data visualization and analysis.
• The importance of data accessibility for enhancing project management, outcomes, and decision-making for all parties involved in the project.
• Integrating data analysis into MEL frameworks for improved project tracking, evaluation, and reporting.

Data Collection and Power BI:
• Real-time monitoring of data collection progression.
• Tips on how to use Power BI to effectively clean data and empower local agents with database management.
• Flexibility for various data collection methods that capture project data.

Insights on Creating User-Friendly Power BI Dashboards:
• Design principles for developing interactive and accessible dashboards tailored to project needs.
• Customizing dashboards to monitor key performance indicators, track progress, facilitate informed decision-making, and reporting.

Benefits of Attending:
• Gain insights into the practical applications and benefits of using Power BI for data-driven decision-making in development projects.
• Learn from our experience and real-world examples of successful Power BI implementation.
• Acquire practical tips, tools, and strategies to consider when integrating Power BI for data analysis in your own development projects.

This presentation offers a humble opportunity to share our experiences, insights, and practical strategies that may inspire and assist others in harnessing the power of data-driven decision-making in their development projects using Business Intelligence tools.


Name Title Biography
Constance Lambert Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor Constance has worked on various projects related to sustainable agricultural economic development and women empowerment. Within her role, she aims to contribute to improving data integration and architecture within the organization, as well as exploring ways to systematize data analysis.

Topics and Themes

Evaluators Evaluation Comissioners Decision makers VOPEs / Evaluation networks Evaluation and transformational change: balancing ambition and realism

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