Pro tips for designing and deploying complex agricultural surveys from IFPRI
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Pro tips for designing and deploying complex agricultural surveys from IFPRI

Learn survey form design pro tips, best practices, and even explore part of a complex, agricultural survey instrument from IFPRI’s Simrin Makhija.

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Improving health systems through family caregiver training programs across India with Noora Health

An interview with Sehj Kashyap, Director of Impact Evaluation at Noora Health to learn how they were transforming hospital hallways and waiting rooms into classrooms to train family members of patients with high impact health skills.

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Oxfam Canada shares their winning strategy for data excellence at MERL Tech London 2018

Dobility sat down with Oxfam Canada’s Anja Kessler to reflect on MERL Tech London 2018, share best practices in digital data collection, and discuss how MEL (monitoring, evaluation, and learning) is improving programing, including Creating Spaces to Act on Violence Against Women and Girls (CS).

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Magic Bus India Foundation Collects Evidence-Based Data to Measure Their Impact on Underprivileged Youth

Magic Bus India Foundation equips some of India's poorest children and young people with the skills and knowledge to grow up and be successful. In this case study, the Magic Bus team shares their experience with SurveyCTO and how it helped them answer the challenges that they had been facing in their Monitoring and Evaluation projects related to data security and timeliness.

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Mobile case management for multi-dimensional accountability

Oxfam is collaborating with local and global partners to capture, analyze, and respond to community feedback using SurveyCTO's case management functionality in an innovative way. The goal is to inform Oxfam’s Middle East humanitarian response and give those affected by crisis a voice for improved support and services. In this post, Chris summarizes a conference session with Oxfam GB's Emily Tomkys Valteri, including background on SurveyCTO's support for mobile case management.

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Perspectives from the Mekong region with MDRI

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with researchers at Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI), a scientific research agency in the Mekong region and longtime SurveyCTO user. MDRI partners with a wide range of international and domestic clients, including the Asian Development Bank, International Labor Organization, United Nations Development Programme, and many others on projects spanning survey management, evaluation, M&E, and applied research.

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Scaling up skills-based training in Rwanda and Uganda with Educate!

Educate! is focused on transforming secondary education in Africa through skills-based training – and has been using SurveyCTO for the past three years to improve and scale up its systems. We recently connected with Educate!’s Shauna Davidson, who shared more about their model, the students they are serving, and how they are integrating SurveyCTO with their monitoring dashboards.

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Studying the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector in Bangladesh with ARCED Foundation

Aureolin Research, Consultancy and Expertise Development (ARCED) Foundation is a long-time SurveyCTO user based in Dhaka, Bangladesh that works with teams from Plan International, Oxfam, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, MIT, National University of Singapore, and many others. We connected with Md. Zahirul Islam about his work at ARCED, their research on the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector, and how their organization has used SurveyCTO to improve the quality of the data they collect.

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‘Empowering women and demystifying technology’ with Barefoot College

Barefoot College has been connecting rural communities to solar, water, education, professions, and advocacy for over forty years. We asked Global Monitoring and Evaluation Director Lauren Remedios about her work leading monitoring and evaluation activities, the Barefoot College training model, and how "solar mamas" are using SurveyCTO in India.

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Studying infectious disease, hospitals, and umbilical cord care in Zambia

Boston University's Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) is a multidisciplinary research center that focuses on global health and social development challenges. Several of their studies use SurveyCTO, and we recently connected with Dr. Davidson Hamer about his implementation research on infectious disease, particularly as it impacts mothers and children.

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Studying Quality of Life in India with 4th Wheel Social Impact

We recently connected with Sharon Weir, the co-founder of 4th Wheel Social Impact (4WSI), about how SurveyCTO aligns with their work improving the way social programs in India are conceptualized, implemented, monitored, and evaluated. She shared details of a recent project in Bangalore that is assessing the impact of life skills program for local youth and why digital data collection is great for researchers AND respondents.

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Population Council: WhatsApp, early marriage, and real-time data

The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues around the world. We recently connected with Andrea J. Melnikas about the Council's work in empowering and improving the lives of adolescent girls through her research on child marriage. She is using tools like WhatsApp and Google Sheets for real-time monitoring and collaboration in India, Malawi, Mali, and Niger to determine approaches to delay early marriage.

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Lessons from scaling up enumerator hiring with Laterite

Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm based in Rwanda and Ethiopia - and uses SurveyCTO for everything from short M&E questionnaires to long, complex impact evaluations in education, health, agriculture, governance, and other sectors. Recently, they started using SurveyCTO in innovative ways to streamline and scale up their enumerator hiring and management processes.

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