Countrywide Overview - MIMU 5W - 25th March 2022


What is the 5W

The “Who does What Where, When and for Whom” database, or 5W, is a tool which tracks the implementation of humanitarian and development projects to support coordination, planning and efficient use of resources. In Myanmar, the 5W is normally compiled by the Myanmar Information Management Unit every six months, based on reports provided voluntarily by contributing agencies.
The MIMU 5W shows which organisations (WHO) are carrying out which activities (WHAT) in which locations (WHERE); whether the project is planned, ongoing, suspended or completed/ended (WHEN), and the project beneficiary focus (for WHOM).
The 5W provides information at a number of different levels:

  1. (WHO) Organisations are disaggregated by agency type - UN, International and National NGOs, Community-based Organisations (CBOs), Border-based Organisations (BBOs), Red Cross agencies, as well as Donors and Embassies directly implementing interventions.

  2. (WHAT) Activities are presented at Sector and Sub-sector levels. This 5W covers 22 sectors, classified into 157 separate sub-sectors. Sector/sub-sector definitions have been defined by the sector/cluster working groups or, where there is no such established group, through consultations with groups of individuals working in the specific sector.

  3. (WHERE) The location of activities to State/Region, Township, Village Tract and Village/Camp level. The MIMU 5W describes projects at village level (data files), at Village Tract level (sector and sub-sector static maps, village tract dashboard), and at township level (township dashboard and sector-level static maps and tables). The 5W products can be found on the MIMU website. The Myanmar 5W uses Place codes (Pcodes) – or unique location identifiers – to combine data from different sources. The Mar’22 5W is based on the MIMU P-code release (Version 9.3) which provides unique P-codes and standard English transliterations of names for settlements across the country as well as IDP camps/sites in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan (North).

  4. (WHEN) Project status and timeframe. The MIMU 5W notes whether the project is planned, ongoing, suspended (indicating temporary or longer-term suspension) or completed/ended at the time of the 5W analysis.

  5. (FOR WHOM) Project Focus. The MIMU collects information of whether the projects are focused on Development Focus (Normal Programme), Other vulnerable groups (not IDP related), IDP and Host Community Focus and IDP Focus.
    Please note that the MIMU 5W reflects the spread of the contributing agencies’ activities. It DOES NOT reflect the extent to which needs are covered.