Practical Insights on Mobile Data Collection

Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Published on: Oct 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
A researcher’s worst nightmare is to realize that they cannot use their data. This horrible realization often comes right after data has been collected, teams...
10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes

Published on: Oct 03 2019 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
In the last decade, Mobile Data Collection has been used more and more by humanitarian and development organizations for situation analyses, project monitoring,...
The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

The Present and Future of Data Collection and Analysis in ICT4D

Published on: Aug 08 2019 by Troy Etulain - 1 Comment
Facebook’s recent release of highly accurate population maps for Africa (as well as its impending release of the entire world), and the rising prominence of AI...
3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation

Published on: Jun 12 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Examples of Corner Use Cases Driving Digital Solution Innovation
Two years ago, I joined Dimagi, who is well known for making CommCare, with the exciting but daunting prerogative to diversify the company’s portfolio. As an...
What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

What Should Donors do to Support Responsible Data?

Published on: May 16 2019 by Linda Raftree - 4 Comments
  Donors such as USAID have a critical role to play in encouraging greater respect and protection of the data of vulnerable individuals and groups. They can help...
Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data

Published on: Mar 13 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Four Surprising Ways Mode and Gender Can Transform Your Survey Data
With the enormous growth of mobile connectivity in developing countries and the proliferation of apps enabling easy collection of data via mobile technologies,...
We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

We Have A Moral Imperative to Use the Data We Collect

Published on: Dec 06 2018 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
And not just to use it, but to use it well. Too often in development work, there is an expectation that people will supply you with their data but no feeling of...
The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development

Published on: Nov 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Mobile Data Collection in International Development
Are you mobile data collection curious? Do you have colleagues who always ask you how to collect qualitative and quantitative data using mobile devices? Or do you...
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?”,...
Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Pop Quiz: What Does it Really Cost to Run mHealth Projects?

Published on: Nov 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
One of the stated reasons for implementing mHealth projects is that they are more cost effective than the status quo of using paper or nothing at all to support...