How does QCM works?

QCM enlists volunteers to monitor their neighbourhoods for various issues. Volunteers report the ground situation to CDSA, the QCM website (www.qcmweb.org), various government departments, elected representatives and other volunteers. The information in some situations is sent directly to the various stakeholders or is first processed by CDSA and then shared with the rest of the network. All stakeholders can access maps, graphs and reports in order to make an informed opinion about a situation. In some cases, stakeholders can suggest and vote for solutions.

QCM work flow

Various stakeholders will deal with the data in different ways. Government agencies and departments will react to grievances and emergencies, elected representatives will look for solutions or propose laws that will improve the city, newspapers will report the problems to a wider audience and discuss the issues and solutions and citizens, volunteers and various civil society organizations will keep reporting issues and suggesting solutions.

What is the QCM infrastructure that people will use?

iNagrik mobile application: iNagrik is at the heart of the QCM framework and    enables citizens to report and share issues and solutions.

Urban Pulse Points: The Pulse Point Data Collection System uses Quick Response (QR) codes as pulse points  “gates” through which questionnaires are accessed and filled in and data is sent to us by the volunteers.

QCM website: www.qcmweb.org is the current QCM website on which all stakeholders can access maps, graphs, reports and other information.

QCM dashboards: Currently there are three types of QCM dashboards.

  • The Citizen Dashboard is designed to provide information and analytics to citizens, QCM volunteers and Newspapers.
  • The Representatives’ Dashboard is specially designed for the Elected Representatives where they can access analytics and evidence as well as opinions in order to evolve policy. The Government or Administrative Dashboards have been made for various government departments to deal with grievances and emergencies.

Who is a QCM Volunteer?

A QCM volunteer is any citizen, regardless of age, gender, occupation or religion, who is interested in improving the quality of life of the city. Anyone can join the Quantified Cities Movement.