SCOPE CODA aims to tackle these issues. The innovation allows frontline workers to record information; track an individual’s nutrition and health status; identify when a person has recovered; and indicate whether the treatment has been successful. The process involves an electronic database and a personal smartcard, given to each beneficiary upon enrolment, that holds treatment details required for follow up.
The application builds on WFP’s existing participant management system, SCOPE, to merge identity management with programme management. The CODA add-on is specifically designed to meet the information needs of nutrition programmes, tracking individual cases. Data collected can be made available to users from frontline workers to global stakeholders.
SCOPE CODA replaces paper-based registries, ration cards, and reports with a smartcard for each person receiving support and an electronic database. Although initially developed for community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM), SCOPE CODA can be used by any programme requiring on-demand distribution and decentralized conditionality monitoring.
The innovation allows reliable, accurate, and timely transmission of records to a cloud-based server, even where there is low bandwidth and poor connectivity or electricity. Field managers can use the technology to assess programme performance in real time, optimize operations and more easily generate daily reports. Seamless referrals between programme components help to reduce that individuals are lost in the referral system and increase their recovery rates.