Practical Insights on MERL Tech

Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Big Data Opportunities for MERL Tech Solutions

Published on: Aug 06 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Big data is a big topic in other sectors but its application within monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is limited, with most reports focusing more on its potential...
How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

How Can We Use Emerging Data Technologies for MERL Tech?

Published on: Jul 30 2020 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
A new wave of technologies and approaches has the potential to influence how monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) practitioners do their work....
Lessons Learned Measuring, Evaluating, and Learning with Big Data

Lessons Learned Measuring, Evaluating, and Learning with Big Data

Published on: Jul 09 2020 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
The world today is more connected, interdependent, and data-rich than at any time in human history. Yet we increasingly see populations divided into those who benefit...
8 Ways to Digitize Your MERL Practices During COVID-19 Response

8 Ways to Digitize Your MERL Practices During COVID-19 Response

Published on: Apr 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 7 Comments
All of a sudden you’re stuck at home because of the new coronavirus.  You’re looking at your monitoring and evaluation commitments and your programme requirements...
3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

3 Tips for Bridging Technology and International Development

Published on: Dec 19 2019 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
At the recent MERL Tech 2019 conference in Washington, DC, the panel “Technology Adoption and Innovation in the Industry: How to Bridge the International Development...
Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data

Published on: Sep 26 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Years of Dashboard Design Progress with MERL Tech Data
Data visualization (data viz) has come a long way in our MERL Tech community. Four years ago the conversation was around “so you think you want a dashboard?”...
Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Please Register Now: MERL Tech DC 2019 & Special Sessions

Published on: Jul 18 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
Please register to attend, or reserve a demo table for MERL Tech DC 2019 on September 5-6, 2019 at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. We will engage 300 practitioners...
Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019

Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019

Published on: Mar 18 2019 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Please Submit Your Session Ideas for MERL Tech DC 2019
We gathered at the first MERL Tech Conference in 2014 to discuss how technology was enabling the field of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL)....
Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Blockchain Use Case Failure: 43 Projects and Zero Impact Found

Published on: Dec 10 2018 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology offers the potential for radical transparency in data collection, management, and use across international development....
Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?

Published on: Nov 14 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Do Financial Incentives Increase SMS Survey Response Rates?
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?”,...