World Education Develops New Video Showing Textbook Supply Chain in Action

June 26th, 2019 | News

A new video from World Education video highlights Track N Trace, a technology platform that enables the tracking of the actual location of textbooks, ensuring that the right quantity reaches classrooms in a timely manner and in the right condition.

Funded by the World Bank, Track N Trace technology allows government officials, school committees, parent associations, local partners, and distributors to track the actual location of textbooks, ensuring that the right quantity reaches classrooms in a timely manner and in the right condition. The mobile tech uses a system of barcoding, SMS, chatbots, interactive voice messaging, applications, and a web-based dashboard to allow for the visibility of school data. This then informs ordering and helps to monitor distribution.

First piloted in Malawi in 2015, World Education and JSI then adapted Track N Trace for Cambodia. During the pilot phase, Track N Trace was used to order and distribute textbooks to roughly 400 school communities in two provinces. In April 2019, the project received the fantastic news that the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has pledged to take over the running costs of Track N Trace in 2020 and expand its use across the country.

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