Mobile for development is at a crossroads. While there are thousands of successful mobile systems in low-resource settings, many organizations are running into challenges in scaling their mobile projects for greater impact.
In response to this challenge, Dimagi officially released the Maturity Model today at the mHealth Summit. The Maturity Model is a tool that helps organizations learn how to develop and grow mobile systems, from the pilot phase through scale. The tool was built based on our experience implementing 300+ projects, and guides organizations in developing a clear project roadmap for mobile systems.
Reasons to use the Maturity Model:
- Learn how to effectively use mobile tools to improve your program
- Establish a long-term vision and goals for your mobile system
- Identify program gaps to improve upon existing processes and enhance staff capacity
How it works:
- Download and complete the Maturity survey to assess the current and targeted maturity level of your organization with regards to mobile systems implementation.
- Based on your results, the Maturity Model will identify specific activities that can help you build, grow, and scale your mobile system.
How to Download the Maturity Model:
You can access the Maturity Model by clicking the button below. However, if you’d rather connect with someone at Dimagi first or have questions about the Maturity Model, feel free to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!
The Maturity Model in Action:
In 2011, the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) collaborated with the National Health Mission (NHM) in Uttar Pradesh, India to establish the Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths (ReMiND) project. ReMiND project aims to improve the delivery of community-level prenatal and postnatal care and support services. To bring the ReMiND project from proof of concept through scale, CRS applied Dimagi’s Maturity Model framework. If you are interested in a case study on how the Maturity Model was implemented with Catholic Relief Services, download the case study here.
Other Tools to Scale
A number of other models exist to provide similar planning tools for mobile projects. The World Health Organization recently released its mHealth Assessment and Planning for Scale (MAPs) toolkit, which uses similar guiding principles of assessment and planning to help projects approach scale and sustainability. One key difference between the Dimagi Maturity Model and the MAPs toolkit is that the Dimagi Maturity Model focuses on both (1) organizations planning a mobile project and (2) those already implementing a mobile project that need to set expectations. The MAPs toolkit focuses more on the latter group. Both are useful tools to help you approach scale and sustainability for your project.