Name Open Source Software Platform for SMS applications
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Description RapidPro is an an open-source platform of applications that can help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services.
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Lead Institution UNICEF
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Partners Nyuruka
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
Open source Partly
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Plug & Play Partly
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Partly
Status Implemented
Country use cases
Target Groups
Statistical Institute
Other Government Agencies
Civil Society Organizations
Sectors where the innovation can be applied
  • Science & Technology
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  • Mobile Data Collection
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  • Real Time Data
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  • Technical Infrastructure
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  • Visual Analytics
  • Areas of management practice innovations
    Data Management
    Skills Development
    Use of Alternative Data Sources
    Areas of institutional process innovations
    Digital Activism
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    Case Study Description UNICEF Health Section with the full support of the Country Senior Management of Nigeria chose RapidPro because of its ability to poll a very large number of users on multiple issues in one flow, and systematically gather feedback in real time. Using U-report on RapidPro has had significant impact since the application took off in Nigeria, with registered users, both rural and urban, having access to important information on various issues via SMS which they would ordinarily not easily access.
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    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published