Maps of Women’s development projects in the North
In 2014 the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) commenced an exercise to map projects supporting womens development in Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar. The mapping covered information available with the District and Divisional Secretariat Offices in the respective districts. Details were collected by a Research Assistant in 2014 and 2015 on State, NGOs, Bi-laterals, Multi-laterals, Private Sector and other actors, on projects completed between the years 2010 and 2014, which had been updated in 2014. Data for Jaffna was not available at the time as the information was being compiled by the Divisional Secretary offices. A similar mapping exercise was again conducted in the years 2016 and 2017 covering Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar along with Jaffna. The data was on projects after 2014 that had been updated in 2016 and 2017.
The information for the 2 rounds of mapping was gathered in both electronic and hard copy form. It was cleaned, compiled and standardized into excel format by a Senior Researcher at the ICES. The data sheets were then handed over to a Geographical Information System (GIS) expert who converted the details into a series of maps. Two sets of 34 GIS maps for the 2 time periods were developed which included the names of the implementing actors, types of interventions, values and numbers of projects. They were classified into 7 sets of maps at provincial and district level.
Besides the static maps which are available in PDF form, 2 other semi-interactive maps were developed for the first round of data using Google Earth and Fusion Tables. In these a user could move around the map and access information or generate custom maps using a set of filters on agencies, types of projects, localities and summaries at Divisional Level.
Links for interactive maps
Women’s Livelihoods Support Projects – North
Women’s Livelihoods Support Summary – North