UNHCR developed the Operational Data Management Learning Programme in 2006 and invited COL eLIO to pilot it by providing one on one e-coaching support. After a successful pilot, the course was rolled out to about 70 learners per cohort since 2008. The self-study modules equip learners with knowledge in data management principles and tools. A graduate project follows the self-study phase and asks learners to find a solution to a data management gap or problem of their choice. eLIO e-coaches guide the project planning, implementation and reporting phase.