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The Ministry of Agriculture in Haiti (Le Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural) recently collaborated with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on two impact assessments in Haiti. We connected with Jery Rambao, the field coordinator for the study, and Sébastien Gachot, a rural development specialist at IDB, to learn more about their work.

Tell us a little about the project.

The project is an impact assessment of two technical packages that the Projet de Transfert de Technologies aux Agriculteurs (PTTA) provided to farmers in the North and North-East departments of Haiti. Farmers in the North received an agroforestry package while farmers in the North-East received a peanut package. For each technical package, we collected data from 300 households (100 in the beneficiary group and 200 in the control group) to assess the impact of the project on agricultural productivity and income of beneficiary farmers.

We had a long questionnaire (20 pages on paper), and we simplified it as much as possible with SurveyCTO. Now we are finalizing data processing and analysis. The survey was faster and less stressful with SurveyCTO.

Here is a collection of photos from the field:

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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).