Practical Insights on Mobile Data Collection

Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Cloud Computing for Development: A Four-Stage Analysis of Public, Private, and Hybrid Solutions

Published on: Jun 05 2017 by Guest Writer - 9 Comments
The idea of using the cloud for development is gaining popularity. In a 2013 assessment of “The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries” United Nations Secretary-General...
7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform

7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform

Published on: May 15 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Training Tips for Launching a Mobile Data Collection Platform
Effective training is a critical building block of any successful mobile data collection project. Data management systems require ongoing maintenance updates. Without...
Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?

Published on: May 10 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Pop Quiz: Who Owns Your Data?
You’ve proudly collected data on thousands of constituents, and you are using it to improve your programs. Great! You are ahead of your peers who may not...
5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Data Security Today

Published on: Mar 22 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Close your eyes and imagine you’re being interviewed about your sexual behaviors, your finances, and your health conditions – and then asked the same questions...
If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

If You Are Still Collecting Data on Paper, You Are Wasting Everyone’s Time

Published on: Mar 16 2017 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Way back in 2001, Satellife pioneered the use of PDA’s for health-related data collection in Uganda and Kenya. In the 15 years since, Satellife became the...
Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Stop Funding Data for Superman Systems!

Published on: Mar 09 2017 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The data revolution is well upon us, with the total data produced doubling every two years. Organizations are processing of an over-abundance of data using a variety...
How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data

How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data

Published on: Feb 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Help Community-Based mHealth Programs Collect High-Quality Data
As health programs are relying more on decentralized models of care, mHealth has made it easier to collect, manage and store community-level health data. This data...
Does Informed Consent Really Matter to a Poor Farmer?

Does Informed Consent Really Matter to a Poor Farmer?

Published on: Jan 26 2017 by Wayan Vota - 13 Comments
One of my first tasks at IRRI is to develop a consent form we can use across our agricultural extension service tools that at a minimum will inform end-users, usually...
9 Considerations for Seamless Mobile MERL Solutions

9 Considerations for Seamless Mobile MERL Solutions

Published on: Jan 02 2017 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
With mHealth a fast growing component of health delivery systems, many organisations are developing mobile and digital solutions to tackle health problems around...
The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development

The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development

Published on: Jun 17 2016 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on The Dangers of Legal Ignorance in Digital Development
Some time ago I was working in a country that had enacted data localization laws requiring that all personal data that originates in that country must also be hosted...