Practical Insights on Data

Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?

Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?

Published on: Dec 25 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can Monitoring Drive a MERL-Led Future?
Angus Deaton, the economist and noted aid critic, was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in economics. In a speech following the award, AFP News reported that Deaton...
7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development

7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development

Published on: Dec 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development
With the landmark UN Sustainable Development Summit over, the discussion is now shifting to the question of how to operationalize the 17 ambitious goals in the...
Top 5 Considerations for Choosing a Mobile Data Collection Tool

Top 5 Considerations for Choosing a Mobile Data Collection Tool

Published on: Nov 02 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
With the recent announcement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for the next fifteen years, it’s clear that there will be more intense scrutiny on organizations...
Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Why M&E Is LAME (Or Should Be…)

Published on: Oct 29 2015 by Matt Haikin - 4 Comments
M&E is lame…  As is MEL, MERL, MEAL, PME, and PM&E. Why do we do M&E?  To improve our work surely; but how do we improve? By learning what works,...
Top Tips for Converting Paper Forms to Digital Mobile Forms

Top Tips for Converting Paper Forms to Digital Mobile Forms

Published on: Sep 07 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
  As mobile data collection tools become more user-friendly and smartphones/tablets become more affordable, international development practitioners are increasingly...
9 Ethical Considerations in Participatory Digital Mapping with Communities

9 Ethical Considerations in Participatory Digital Mapping with Communities

Published on: Mar 01 2013 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 9 Ethical Considerations in Participatory Digital Mapping with Communities
The February 5 Technology Salon in New York City asked “What are the ethics in participatory digital mapping?” Judging by the packed Salon and long waiting...
The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development

The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development

Published on: Dec 03 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Top 6 Technology Challenges in International Development
Let us be honest with ourselves. Most of the shiny, flashy new technology is not designed for the developing world we care about. Technology is designed for the...
Data vs. SMS Revenue for Safaricom: Data Wins!

Data vs. SMS Revenue for Safaricom: Data Wins!

Published on: Mar 31 2010 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Data vs. SMS Revenue for Safaricom: Data Wins!
Here is a very heartening tweet from Ory Okolloh about Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile phone operator: If in deed, Safaricom broadband modems and their...