What is Kinaki?
Kinaki is an online-based M&E tool for data collection, analysis and reporting. With Kinaki we can keep all project outcomes in one place and easily measure our achievements throughout the project cycle. Kinaki can be used for:
- Automated reporting on outcomes and outputs
- Shaping project activities based on the data collected
- Tracking project activities and results for individuals and groups
- Integrating all phases of project life (needs assessment, baseline, monitoring, evaluation)
What services are included with a Kinaki purchase?
In addition to the Kinaki tool, there is also an experienced Kinaki M&E team working with you and guiding you along the way. The Kinaki team can provide free consultations about indicators, data collection methods and also help make your data understandable by helping you organize it into logical groups.
How does Kinaki improve accountability and transparency?
With Kinaki, your organisation can store all the data in one place. Throughout your project you can rest assured that data being reported are accurate and coming from the right source. Most importantly, you can easily verify how the results in the report were calculated. This is particularly useful for standardizing the calculation of indicators when implementing multiple data sets throughout the project cycle.
How do I request a new feature or an enhancement of Kinaki functions?
If you feel that some functions are missing or that you want to introduce new functions to Kinaki that will solve a specific necessity of your project, please contact our team at email@example.com and we will try to provide you with a solution. We are grateful for all suggestions that come our way!
How do I customize my Kinaki functions?
Do you have a very specific project? Is your organisational structure very different from others in terms of funding and reporting? Are you unsure how to incorporate monitoring in your operations? We understand that organisations are different and we are open to customize all the functions to address the specific needs of your organisation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and how we can help customise your experience.
How will Kinaki develop in the coming years?
The Kinaki team is currently developing a brand new version of Kinaki that will will introduce many new features that we believe will help you to establish much more comprehensive systems of monitoring and evaluation, starting from the project's design stages until the moment when the final report is submitted to the donor.
First, Kinaki will introduce:
- Our own data collection tool for smart phones and tablets
- New functions to use during project design
- Features that help link indicators to project outcomes and consequently formulate survey questions
- A survey design tool
- An improved Kinaki offline tool so your data are accessible from the field anytime you need them
We also plan to integrate qualitative data (such as pictures) and results of focus group discussions in Kinaki so that all data can eventually be stored and analyzed in one place.
We are committed to making a Kinaki an intuitive and user-friendly tool and strive to find innovative solutions that reflect the times and the needs of our clients.
What platforms are supporting Kinaki? What hardware and software do I need?
Kinaki runs in your browser so there are no limitations regarding the software, though Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge are preferable. Kinaki can be used on all computers and tablets running on Android, Windows and iOS systems, with the exception of iPads.
How can we start new project in Kinaki?
For the very new users, testing project can be activated to explore the Kinaki environment. Ideally, your own data set should be shared with our team and uploaded to Kinaki so you can explore the functions on data that you are familiar with. Alternatively we can also set-up a demo data for you.
Upon request, new project will be established by Kinaki team and data set will be uploaded. You will receive an email invitation to join the "new project" in Kinaki. The email will contain a link to activate your account and create your password. Your email address and selected password will become your log-in credentials. Now you are all set to start exploring your data!
Why are some features missing from Kinaki?
Certainly, there are other functions that could be introduced to Kinaki to ease the work with data analysis. Our intension is to encourage your team to browse through the data and explore the meaning behind them to really understand the dependencies and relationships between the variables. We highly believe that saving your time with data management and indicator calculation will give you more time to actually understand your data and thus shape project activities to meet the specific needs of your beneficiaries.
Also, if you have a specific need to shape data, you may download the data and explore them in some other statistical software such as MS excel, Stata, SPSS etc.
Are there other data collection and analysis systems I should consider?
There are many data collection systems available on the market, each of them providing slightly different features and pricing options. We have created a list with the main factors you should take into consideration when choosing the right app for your projects and organisational needs. Find our blog post on choosing the right app at http://www.kinaki-blog.org/data-collection-paper-vs-phone/.
The most commonly used tool for data analysis is Microsoft Excel, which while providing numerous functions and calculation methods, requires a certain level of technical capacity in order to benefit from what it offers. We believe that using Kinaki will save you a lot of time spent on calculations as it is much less complicated to use, however its functions are limited compared to comprehensive statistical software. You might consider using both for indicators that require advanced calculations.