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SurveyCTO will be in Washington D.C. November 6-11 to participate in Evaluation 2017 hosted by the American Evaluation Association (AEA)!

The theme of this year’s Evaluation 2017 is, “From Learning to Action”. The conference will focus on opportunities for our community to learn from evaluation to create better practices and outcomes. The focus areas include learning to enhance practices, learning what works and why, learning from others, and learning about evaluation users and uses. This year’s conference also includes over 40 professional development workshops, 700 presenters, and a community of more than 3,000 evaluators. Be sure to visit the AEA website to view all programing and register for the event.

SurveyCTO at Evaluation 2017

As part of this great event, SurveyCTO will also be exhibiting in the Connection Center. Stop by booth 10 to meet with a member of our team and learn more about SurveyCTO. Additionally, we will be tweeting using the hashtag #Eval17 so be sure to follow us on Twitter to get live updates from the event. We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!

For those of you who are new to our technology, SurveyCTO is an ODK-based data collection platform that has been used to collect millions of submissions in over 150 countries by organizations such as the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, Innovations for Poverty Action, OXFAM, Harvard University, and many others committed to rigorous data collection and analysis in rural economic development, agriculture, health, education, and other sectors.

Chris Robert


Chris is the founder of SurveyCTO. He now serves as Director and Founder Emeritus, supporting Dobility in a variety of part-time capacities. Over the course of Dobility’s first 10 years, he held several positions, including CEO, CTO, and Head of Product.

Before founding Dobility, he was involved in a long-term project to evaluate the impacts of microfinance in South India; developed online curriculum for a program to promote the use of evidence in policy-making in Pakistan and India; and taught statistics and policy analysis at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before that, he co-founded and helped grow an internet technology consultancy and led technology efforts for the top provider of software and hardware for multi-user bulletin board systems (the online systems most prominent before the Internet).