Practical Insights on MERL Tech

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 - Leave a Comment
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?”,...
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...