Valoa: Informed decisions

Valoa specialises in aid agency performance monitoring. In particular, we see new technologies as a way to develop Remote Monitoring. This is a new approach to collect data, and give priority to analytical synthesis, and the visual representation of both context and results.

Remote Monitoring accelerates the transition from labour intensive field-based evaluations to the real time supervision of highly complex programmes. It also favours local participation in monitoring, and accountability to beneficiary populations. It includes Third ¨Party Monitoring, and aligns with efforts to streamline reporting in aid interventions.

This leap in monitoring practice is achieved thanks to:

  • An appropriate analytical framework
  • Digitalisation

Digitalisation is about streamlining information and being more efficient in the way we work. But most of all, it gives us time to be creative in our work. It frees us from repetitive tasks and gives us the opportunity to pursue innovation. It improves operational regularity, reducing costs and reinforcing safety.

The shift in the analytical framework hinges on the use of the stakeholder population’s own representations, and on replacing indicators with verifiable visualisation.

The COVID-19 Health Emergency. SIAM © – Responding now with the right technology
Under development with potential funding from the European Innovation Council.

Support Provided to SDC for Third Party Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (TPM&L) & Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) in Somalia
A proposed approach for Framework for Risk Governance & Adaptive Programming and options available to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in providing assistance in Somalia. This includes in particular accountability to local stakeholders.

Comprehensive Performance Assessment System
Development of the UN Comprehensive Performance Assessment System which is a monitoring dashboard linking peacekeeping field work to strategic decision making and accountability to Member States.

Complexity Thinking for Peacebuilding Practice and Evaluation
The design, evaluation, and learning for international interventions aiming to promote peace. More specifically, it reconceptualises this space by critically analysing mainstream approaches – presenting both conceptual and empirical content. This volume offers a variety of original and insightful contributions to the debates grappling with the adoption of complexity thinking.

Towards a Comprehensive Results-based Reporting and Performance Assessment Framework
Initial study that considers the tools and processes that DPKO and DFS currently use to assess the performance of senior personnel, individual units and peacekeeping operations, and proposes a methodology for reorganizing these tools into a single overarching comprehensive planning, reporting and performance assessment framework.

Mid-Term Review of Felm’s Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Programme 2017-2022

The objective of the assignment is to support programmatic learning in order to strengthen the quality of Felm’s Peacebuilding and Reconciliation programme and to enhance its performance.

Remote Monitoring

“Ground-truth” verifiable data for the efficient monitoring of aid effectiveness

Combining field teams, a collaborative approach and Information and Communication Technology – this is what gives us the possibility of engaging in Complexity Evaluation, to promote better decisions – to the benefit of decision makers, but also the populations that are the true actors of change.

It includes the use of:

Smartphones, cameras and recording equipment

Local sensors for infrastructure (roads, health centres), geolocalisation

Drones and commercial satellite imagery

Open source software such as for natural language analysis

High-end conferencing and visual projection tools

A customised client platform

Our monitoring is based on a consensus approach to the production of data, and on the transcription of impact evaluation into clear impact representations, or dashboards, that are easy for stakeholders to understand and to use.


One solution, infinite possibilities

The Social Impact Assessment and Management (SIAM) Platform is a decision-making tool providing real time evidence on social performance.

A digital platform that demonstrates organizational management by combining data collection tools and proven social analytics, SIAM has been tested as a decision-making tool based on real time evidence about crisis response in unstable environments. 

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