These in-depth case studies show how FrontlineSMS can be implemented into a variety of different social change programs. Acting as a guide for those who aim to use FrontlineSMS in their own programs, the case studies can be used by practitioners as well as being passed on to managers, donors and others seeking to learn more about using mobiles for social change. We plan to produce a wide variety of case studies; if you are using FrontlineSMS for your work and think your program would make a great case study then please do feel free to get in touch. You can also check out lots of other interesting examples of how FrontlineSMS is used via the many user guest posts on our blog.
FrontlineSMS and Oro Verde: Market Price information via SMS in Colombia
The Oro Verde Program, a social enterprise committed to supporting mining communities in Colombia shares a case study on the impact market prices via SMS have had on ensuring miners have access to current Gold prices. This pilot has demonstrated the potential of SMS in improving the way market prices are communicated to miners; both in terms of efficiency, and the utility of the information shared. This case study details how the Oro Verde Program set their Price SMS service up, and shares the key learning from the experience.
Institute for Reproductive Health use FrontlineSMS for Rapid Prototype
This case study shows how Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), a global organization dedicated to improving reproductive health worldwide, has used FrontlineSMS to provide a rapid prototype of a new mHealth service. This service — called CycleTel™ — empowers women by providing them with accessible reproductive health information through SMS. Click here to read the full case study.
Plan International Create SMS Helpline to Tackle Violence Against Children in Benin
This case study looks at how Plan International, a global organization dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world, integrated FrontlineSMS into their work in Benin. Plan International’s use of FrontlineSMS for violence tracking was piloted in Benin, and this case study demonstrates the role FrontlineSMS software played, and lessons learned from the pilot. Click here to read the full case study.
This program has now expanded to include ‘Zemidjan’, or ‘Zem’, the motorcycle riders that are common in Benin. Zem are trained to report violence against children through SMS sent to Plan Benin’s FrontlineSMS installation. This is then mapped using Ushahidi and passed on to government officials. You can read more about it in this blog post from our Foundation Board Member, Linda Raftree, and watch a video made by Plan Benin about the program! Don’t forget to check out the case study, too.