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In recognition of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d share two of the many ways that SurveyCTO partners have been using mobile data collection to improve the lives of women and girls around the world:

HIV Research in Rwanda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) reflects on how transitioning from paper-based data collection to using SurveyCTO on tablets improved the survey experience for both nurses and patients while also saving money, improving data accuracy, and drastically reducing the time between data collection and analysis.

Assessing Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Sierra Leone
How do you use mobile technology to collect data in a country with very limited connectivity? John Snow, Inc. (JSI) shares how SurveyCTO enabled them to implement a baseline assessment focused on maternal, newborn, and child health despite limited Internet AND electricity.

If you’re a SurveyCTO user with a story about how your work has impacted the lives of women and girls, we encourage you to join the International Women’s Day conversation on Twitter or Facebook with the tag #IWD2016. Keep up the good work!

Image by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/EGPAF

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).