Child Wellbeing Management Information System (CWMIS): Case Management Data Flow

Child Wellbeing Management Information System (CWMIS): Case Management Data Flow
Abstract: Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) is currently implementing the National Child Policy, 2020. The policy is structured around five priority areas: child health and survival, education
and development, childcare and protection, child participation, and systems strengthening.

One of the key priority actions under system strengthening is to promote evidence-based planning and programming for children through the development of a comprehensive and integrated Child Wellbeing
Management Information System (CWMIS) to improve access to and availability of quality data, information-sharing and national tracking of children’s care and protection outcomes. Currently, the existing information management systems within the MGLSD are fragmented (with limited
interoperability), limited in scope and unable to track children longitudinally.

The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, with support from UNICEF, Data for Impact (D4I) and USAID Strategic Information Technical Support (SITES) conducted an assessment to review the existing management information systems on children’s care and protection in Uganda, to inform the development of a conceptual framework and roadmap for integration of the existing systems. The assessment provided two main recommendations. The first is that the new CWMIS should be aligned to the case management process, with the ability to capture data longitudinally, and ensure interoperability with existing MIS under other government ministries, departments, and agencies such as the Electronic Court Case Management Information Systems, the Police Crime Records Management System, and the Education Management Information Systems. The second recommendation is that the development of the CWMIS should be preceded by a comprehensive mapping of indicators and data flow processes to capture stakeholder information needs and review and initiate the process to standardize tools.
Shortname: SR-23-192
Author(s): Data for Impact
Year: 2023
Language: English
Region(s): UGANDA