How Assess Transform Reach Consulting used case management to track 14,000 phone surveys about the economic impacts of Covid-19 in Afghanistan

Using SurveyCTO's case management and CATI tools, ATR Consulting improved their phone survey workflow, reduced errors, and hit their quotas.

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12 Graduate Student Researchers Selected for the 2021 SurveyCTO Data Collection Research Grant

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural SurveyCTO Data Collection Research Grant for graduate students conducting primary data collection for their research in the 2021-2022 academic year.

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How NORC measures commercial sexual exploitation in Kenya with respondent-driven sampling

Explore how NORC at the University of Chicago is leveraging SurveyCTO to measure the prevalence of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in coastal Kenya with respondent-driven sampling (RDS).

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How the World Bank’s Third Party Monitoring reduced data collection time and improved data validity

Learn how a consortium including BDO, Assess, Transform, Reach (ATR), and Integrity Global saved time and improved data quality by digitalizing data collection with SurveyCTO in Afghanistan.

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Pro tips for designing and deploying complex agricultural surveys from IFPRI
Photo credit: Simrin Makhija, Research Analyst, IFPRI

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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Achieving Harmony Between Project Implementation and Research – Lessons from Laterite’s Embedded Advisor Model

Laterite recently entered a long-term engagement with TechnoServe’s East Africa Coffee Initiative to provide embedded and independent research and evaluation services to their operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda. We spoke with the Laterite team to understand this new embedded model and how it has helped their teams achieve harmony between project implementation and research.

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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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Improving the living conditions of populations in Mali with CERIPS

Recently, we had a chance to connect with our users at Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche sur l'Information en Population et Santé (CERIPS), a private research center in West Africa working to improve the living conditions of populations in Mali. CERIPS has worked with Population Council and UNICEF on multiple projects using SurveyCTO to collect baseline and endline survey data.

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Skills, status, and social networks: New research from South India

How does the formation of skills and social networks, especially those defined at the community and individual levels, influence the characteristics of individuals' trajectories in terms of social status, employment, and migration in South India? We connected with Christophe Jalil Nordman about his work on the Networks, Employment, dEbt, Mobilities, and Skills in India Survey (NEEMSIS) project at the French Institute of Pondicherry and asked him how his team is using SurveyCTO.

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