Performance management information systems and geographic information systems are powerful tools for assessing, mapping, managing, and reporting performance and spending information.
MEASURE-BiH developed for USAID/BiH a web-based performance information management system (BIHPERFORM) that allows entry, storage, aggregation, retrieval, display, and reporting of USAID/BiH activity performance indicators and information on interventions’ work types and spending.
The system has an administrative function that allows USAID/BiH staff to assign user roles and administer activities. Moreover, it streamlines the submission and review of reporting of all USAID/BiH's implementing partners.
BIHPERFORM is fully integrated with the GIS mapping application developed by MEASURE-BiH to enable users to store, visualize, and analyze spatial information about USAID interventions throughout BiH.
Mapping interventions by geographic area can help USAID/BiH to further synergies in programming and prepare evaluation sampling plans. Using the interactive mapping application, information about USAID/BiH interventions can also be displayed in conjunction with the secondary data stored by MEASURE in the geodatabase (e.g., land cover, economic indicators, and election results).
This linkage allows users to examine the location and performance of USAID/BiH interventions in relation to social, economic, political, and environmental considerations.
Upon the contractual end of MEASURE-BiH in September 2019, MEASURE II continued to maintain the BiHPERFORM system and help USAID/BiH CORs/AORs and IPs to increase its utilization. MEASURE II's BiHPERFORM assistance is tailored to each user and their corresponding capacities and needs, and varies in duration, depth, and the type of approach applied. To provide in-depth training to IPs, MEASURE II made the BiHPERFORM staging environment available to IPs. The staging environment allows users to refresh their BiHPERFORM knowledge, practice data entry and report submission, and increase the capacity to engage more broadly with the system. In addition to the staging platform, MEASURE II recently produced and shared with all implementing partners a video tutorial on using the BiHPERFORM system. The implementing partners can use it as a refresher while working on the ongoing document submission or they can