Case Studies.

Elva is used in a growing number of initiatives worldwide. Explore a few of them below.

Monitoring Public Health in Indonesia


The Asia Foundation, YAPPIKA, Solidaritas Perempuan

Public health is an important issue for local civil society groups in Indonesia.

To get an adequate picture of the quality of public health clinics, several NGOs conducted a monitoring of local clinics in Jakarta and Aceh.

In just under 6 weeks, just under 4.000 comprehensive reports were collected using SMS, mobile and web forms.

The Elva Platform automatically translated these results in a range of visualizations, providing our partners with the insights and tools they need to engage public officials and advocate change.

Libya Social Peace Survey


Peaceful Change initiative (PCI)

PCI's Social Peace Index captures results of an ongoing survey of social peace in Libya since September 2014.

The Index provides an overview of local needs and perceptions of different populations groups throughout Libya.

The platform allows PCI to advocate local needs and policy recommendations with relevant stakeholders in and outside Libya.

It is part of an initiative to empower community leaders to monitor and manage conflict tensions during the political transition.

Activity Mapping in Abkhazia



In humanitarian operations there are usually many organizations working to provide assistence at the same time. There are rarely any quick overviews to see who does what.

UNDP Georgia wanted to map the activities of humanitarian organizations in Abkhazia.

The Elva platform allowed them to do so quickly and cost-effectively.

Peace Park: a Game for Peace



More and more people are using games to promote peace. We wanted to do the same for the South Caucasus.

Peace Park challenges players to restore peace in a communal park by understanding visitors' interests and making wise decisions.

The game was designed by Mark Rein-Hagen, developed by StormBringer Studios and produced by Elva with generous support of the “Confidence Building Early Response Mechanism” (COBERM) of the EU and UNDP.

Available for free on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and the good old desktop!

A Crisis Map for the Central African Republic


RJDH-Centrafrique, Internews

In August 2014 Internews asked us to develop Crisis Map in response to rising conflict in the Central African Republic.

The map contains reports by local journalists and humanitarian service providers  across the country.

As noted by ReliefWeb, it "allows the humanitarian community to display the information they need quickly and easily directly on the map".

The crisis in CAR is far from over. If you would like to support the further development of this platform, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Monitoring Violence in Bangkok


UNDP, Collaborative Center for Thai Violence Watch

In early 2014, national elections in Thailand were marred by violence as protesters clashed with security forces.

To monitor incidents, a group of volunteers based at Chulalongkorn University started monitoring the risk of further violence at 14 protest sites in Bangkok, in order to better understand the situation and track relevant developments.

Elva provided them with a platform to easily collect and visualize results from their monitoring efforts.

Let Georgia Breathe: Monitoring Air Quality


PfSP, Ecovision, USAID

Urban air pollution is one of Georgia’s most pressing public health issues.

Low public awareness contributes to pollution. For example, 85% of automobilists do not know that they can reduce fuel consumption by 25-30 % simply by changing their driving style.

To raise awareness, Ecovision, Partnership for Road Safety (PfSP) and Elva installed dozens of air quality monitors accross Georgia to track air quality levels.

The results were visualized and used in a widespread advocacy campaigns in schools, TV shows and public events.

Photo (background) by Vladimir Shioshvili CC BY-CA 2.0

A Stove Map for Mozambique


FEDESMO, Naturvernforbundet

In Mozambique up to 90 % of all households depend on biofuel (wood or charcoal) for cooking.

Naturvernforbundet and local partners are implementing a project in Mozambique to introduce improved, fuel-efficient stoves.

The map is a tool for coordination.

It give a quick overview of the most active stove producers, the type of stoves you can find in your neighborhood and how to get in contact with those who can help you start your own business in producing fuel-efficient stoves.

Friendly Roads for Georgia



With traffic accidents among the top five causes of death, Georgia's roads are one of the most urgent public health problems.

To raise awareness for this issue, Partnership for Road Safety used Elva to let citizens report the most dangerous traffic infrastructure in their neighbourhood.

The platform was used to convince policy-makers to take evidence-based and targeted action to prevent further accidents using.

Photo by Olga/ Олька - CC BY-ND 2.0

Development Priorities in Georgia


UNDP Georgia

UNDP Georgia wanted to have as many Georgians as possible participate in a national survey to determine Georgia's post-2015 development priorities.

Elva’s platform was used by over 3,000 Georgians to vote online as well as by SMS text message.

This allowed UNDP to target a much broader part of Georgia’s population - particularly in rural areas where internet penetration is comparatively low, but where post-2015 development goals are arguably the most relevant.

Election Monitoring in Georgia



In 2012 Georgia was the scene of heavily contested Parliamentary elections.

In order to gain much needed insights into the evolving pre-election climate accross the country, our partners CRRC and CIPDD trained hundreds of citizen observers used to monitor the pre-election climate during the 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Georgia.

Using a weekly SMS questionnaire, we were able to collect thousands of citizen reports containing over 20.000 indicators.

Automated visualization through the Elva Platform allowed for swift, real-time analysis of incoming results.

Photos by Marco Fleber CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Community Safety Network in Georgia


UNDP Georgia, Saferworld

Four years after the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia, people close to the dividing line with South Ossestia were still sufffering from the consequences on a daily basis.

The Community Safety Network enabled citizens to  share information on security developments with local security providers.

Along with security alerts, we circulated weather forecasts, agriculture news and other announcements.

The Network  reported over a thousand security incidents annually and helped addres dozens of emergency situations through early warning and response.