Practical Insights on Mobile Data Collection

10 Tips for Better Remote Data Collection with Mobile Phone Surveys

10 Tips for Better Remote Data Collection with Mobile Phone Surveys

Published on: Mar 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Many international development organizations invest heavily in phone-based surveys to gather high-quality feedback and project evaluation data. When done correctly,...
The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

The Surprising Challenge to Remote Training Success in DRC

Published on: Mar 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
When Pierre Akilimali was asked to hold a remote training for his Kinshasa- and Kongo Central-based resident enumerators in April 2020, he was rightly skeptical....
6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

6 Takeaways From COVID-19 Remote Data Collection in Rural DRC

Published on: Feb 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Helping USAID ensure accountability and results through monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) presented a multitude of challenges this year. The COVID-19...
5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data

Published on: Jan 21 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Steps for Measuring the Benefits and Risks of Stakeholder Data
We all live in a world where we need to have good quality data, quickly and (ideally) inexpensively, for better decision making. And to share that with partners...
How to Protect Digital Privacy and Security During COVID-19 Response

How to Protect Digital Privacy and Security During COVID-19 Response

Published on: Oct 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Protect Digital Privacy and Security During COVID-19 Response
What do cyber-attacks, virtual learning platforms, and the spread of misinformation online have in common? All have seen substantial spikes over the past four...
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...
Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management

Published on: Oct 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Fix Your Data Quality Issues with Query Management
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 - Comments Off on 10 Lessons Learned in Scaling Mobile Data Collection Processes
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...