State University of Montes Claros

"Flux was extremely efficient. They coordinated a team of two PhD content experts and six researchers to bring the project in under budget and ahead of schedule. The creative use of digital tools allowed the team to build a comprehensive, searchable database of available research on wide-ranging environmental and socioeconomic themes on an entire region in central Brazil. The project report expertly summarized the current state of thinking on these themes." -- Fabrizio Rigout, Executive Director of PLaN Brasil

"Flux was extremely efficient. They coordinated a team of two PhD content experts and six researchers to bring the project in under budget and ahead of schedule. The creative use of digital tools allowed the team to build a comprehensive, searchable database of available research on wide-ranging environmental and socioeconomic themes on an entire region in central Brazil. The project report expertly summarized the current state of thinking on these themes."

-- Fabrizio Rigout, Executive Director of PLaN Brasil

Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros (Unimontes) / Fundação de apoio ao desenvolvimento do ensino superior do norte de Minas (FADENOR)

Dates: May 2013 – October 2013

Project: FADENOR financed the creation of an online library – to be housed on Unimontes’ website - on various thematic issues affecting the development of the northern region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The team managed the collection of documents for the library and primary data collection of key informants’ opinions on potential pathways for regional development.

Website: semiaridomineiro.blogspot.com

Results:

  • Project structured to efficiently take advantage of team resources, finished ahead of schedule and under budget. Negotiation of sub-contracts with thematic experts. Training and coordination of field teams (10 members in total) sent to Montes Claros and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) for collection of documents and primary data. Design of document classification & storage system combining multiple softwares to automatically distribute tagged documents within a 6-layer file tree with over 16,000 possible filepaths.
  • Project deliverables synthesized in intuitive format: Compilation of final products including: final report and document database.