PHILIPPINES: Aid management goes automated

Published on 10 February 2012

The Philippines government and an international aid agency are automating inventory systems to improve relief distribution in one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. The World Food Programme (WFP) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are undertaking a US$46,000 customization of an open-source software commonly used in disaster relief, Sahana, to develop a national relief goods inventory and monitoring system, or RGIMS. (..)"We want [DSWD] managers to know what relief goods are in stock in real time," said Dragoslav Djuraskovic, WFP head of logistics in the Philippines.

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