DRDIP MIS, Mobile Application and Biometric attendance and payment System
Impiger helped Office of Prime Minister in design, develop and implement DRDIP MIS Suite and Biometric based attendance and payment system for complet integration and digitisation of the entire process from registration of beneficiary to attendance capture to direct bank transfer of payments.
Background of the Project
Currently, Uganda hosts the largest refugee population (1,326,750) in Africa and the fifth biggest refugee situation in the world. As of August 1st, this figure includes 994,642 refugees and asylum seekers from South Sudan. The overall displaced population as of 31 December, 2016 included 940,835 refugees and 41,880 asylum seekers. The main population groups comprised of 639,955 refugees from South Sudan, 222,061 from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 44,450 from Burundi, 39,541 from Somalia, and 17,754 from Rwanda.
Although the refugee policy, Legal and institutional framework in Uganda offer refugees various rights and privileges such as entitlement to work, freedom of movement, access to Ugandan basic Services, “the refugee hosting areas face significant development deficits which have been further exacerbated due to the protracted displacement of refugees reflected in competition for services”. As such, the DRDIP has been designed to contribute to addressing the needs of the host communities in the targeted districts in Uganda.
The project is financed through a credit of US $ 50 million from the International Development Agency (IDA) of the World Bank with plan for extension and increase of funding on successful implementation.
As the DRDIP project has similar components like NUSAF3, World Bank and OPM has decided to replicate the success of NUSAF3 MIS suite and biometric system with some enhancement to DRDIP programme.
Below are the modules within DRDIP MIS Suite and Biometric Attendance and Payment System
- Project Management Information System-
- that captures data generated in the subproject implementation process for each component of DRDIP (including subproject interests, approvals, funds disbursements, implementation, accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation), support its analysis and generate data driven reports for decision making.
- The system will have inbuilt modules for each DRDIP component to capture the relevant data and processes.
- Operation funds request module
- For both the national level and district statement of expenditure for operations funds.
- The National level operations funds request should capture the processes involved in request for funds, approval of the funds up to accountability against a line budget.
- The district operations fund statement of expenditure module for capturing, consolidation and for monthly reporting on the statement of expenditure of operations funds issued to each of the 11 target districts.
- Development of a procurement module
- For the national level will capture details of the procurement requests, procurement request approval, contract award, contract management, and procurement delivery in line with the DRDIP procurement plan.
- This module integrates with the national operations funds module to track payments to contractors and suppliers.
- Development of a beneficiaries’ biometric attendance and verification module
- For verification of payment to beneficiaries who earn wages for carrying out activities under component 2, subcomponent 1. Should be able to work online and offline on biometrically enabled tablets.
- DRDIP MIS Suite integrates with the financial management Information system, and the OPM M&E MIS system to share information in real time.
The application helped the officials and policy makers in effectively implementing the programme and helped beneficiaries to keep track of the attendance and the respective payments.