Mapping Partnership School locations in Liberia
Under the new Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL) program, the Liberian government delegated management of 93 public schools to eight contractors. Teachers in PSL schools remained on government payroll; schools remained free to students and the property of the government, and contractors were prohibited from screening students based on ability or other characteristics.
AASD provided a web application to the Liberia Ministry of Education that displays the locations of year 1 and 2 schools by provider. Previously, the MoE and PSL’s did not have the geolocations for all of these schools and therefore did not have maps to support the planning and site selection process. AASD reconciled multiple databases with results from prior school surveys and was able to generate a table with coordinates for every school in the PSL list. The data was then plotted and symbolized and migrated to ArcGIS Online where it was shared as a web application for public use. The web mapping application has a simple interface and displays attribute information for any school selected.