Practical Insights on MERL Tech

Using a Learning Agenda to Address Knowledge Gaps in Blockchain for Development

Using a Learning Agenda to Address Knowledge Gaps in Blockchain for Development

Published on: Dec 10 2018 by Guest Writer - 6 Comments
We attended the MERL Tech DC 2018 conference held on Sept. 7, 2018 and led a session related to the creation of a learning agenda to help MERL practitioners gauge...
Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Published on: Nov 14 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
When organizations set out to use our platform for mobile data collection via SMS or IVR, implementers often ask, “what response rate will I get from my survey?”,...
6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments

Published on: Sep 26 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Technologies for Monitoring and Evaluating Programs in Insecure Environments
In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the...
3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa

Published on: Aug 23 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on 3 Takeaways From MERL Tech Jozi in South Africa
Recently, MERL Tech Jozi, our first MERL Tech on the African continent, brought together a wide range of experts for two days of sharing, learning and exploring...
Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas

Published on: Apr 09 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please Register Now for MERL Tech DC 2018 and Submit Your Session Ideas
Please sign up to present, register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2018 on September 6-7, 2018 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage...
3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

3 Stages of ICT4D Solution Maturity: From Pilots to Professionalization

Published on: Apr 05 2018 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Needs, markets, and innovation combine to produce technological change. This is as true in the international development sector as it is anywhere else. And within...
3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

3 Reasons to be Savvy on Software as a Service Solutions in International Development

Published on: Mar 07 2018 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
We’ve all been there. You’re working with an organization or government to help chart a path towards stronger data management practices. Key staff are excited...
Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg

Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg

Published on: Feb 26 2018 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please Submit Session Ideas for MERL Tech Johannesburg
Please submit your session idea or reserve your demo table for MERL Tech Jozi, to explore what’s happening with innovation, digital data, and new technologies...
What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?

Published on: Feb 01 2018 by Tech Change - Comments Off on What Data Superpower Do You Wish For?
We all are awash in data. Waves of it, breaking over our heads, that can feel like it’s drowning us some days. But what if we take a step back, climb out...
Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Learning from MERL Through Visual Storytelling

Published on: Dec 25 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
As evaluators, we know that if we want data to be used for learning and adapting, the data itself must be easily accessible. We’ve found that visualizing data...