Practical Insights on Mobile Data Collection

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 - Leave a Comment
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 - 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?”,...
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...
How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs

Published on: Oct 03 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Sustain and Support Your Mobile Data Collection Programs
After months of painstaking research, field visits, interviews, building, and testing, you have finally launched your mobile data collection program with fully-loaded...
Do Not Forget USSD: The Third Universal Mobile Application

Do Not Forget USSD: The Third Universal Mobile Application

Published on: Aug 29 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Mobile applications designed to work with carrier provided services have generally focused on voice through Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and text through Short...
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...
Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years

Published on: Nov 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Your Current ICT4D Skills Should Be Obsolete in Five Years
What is the role of ICT4D professionals within an international development organization? I was recently asked this question by three large USAID implementing partners....
How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App

How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App

Published on: Oct 18 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How We Get 80 Percent Engagement with Our HIV ART Mobile App
Over 50% of HIV-positive adolescents in Western Kenya fail to adhere to antiretroviral therapy (ART), despite the availability of free services and medications....
How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

How Mobile Applications are Documenting Property Rights in Zambia

Published on: Sep 18 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
There is a silent race running through developing countries around the world – a race for access to land and the knowledge of whom the land belongs. The race...