Our users conduct rigorous data collection projects around the world with sensitive data they want to keep secure. They manage their resources carefully and value expert and responsive customer support.

That’s why leading organizations in over 165 countries trust SurveyCTO to power their work.

Watch this short video on how Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) uses SurveyCTO to conduct randomized control trials (RCTs) and collect high-quality evidence.

*Global SurveyCTO user activity (March 2021)


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Georgetown University

World Bank Group

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Johns Hopkins University

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

And many more



Banking, finance, and microfinance



Global and public health


Humanitarian aid and response

International development

Public policy


Academic survey research

Baseline, midline, and endline surveys

Exit polling

Household surveys

Impact evaluations

Interactive simulations

Market research

mHealth applications

Monitoring and evaluation

Learn more about some of our users

Clinton Health Access Initiative

Project: Essential Medicines Program
Sector: Health
Location: Uganda
Use: Monitoring and evaluation; Mentor guide

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Project: Global Early Adolescent Study
Sector: Youth, Health
Location: Global
Use: Longitudinal study

SIMO Consulting

Organization: SIMO Consulting
Project: Exit polling for the 2015 Mexico national elections
Sector: Governance
Location: Mexico
Use: Exit polling

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Project: Market-based approaches to improving urban sanitation
Sector: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH)
Location: West Africa
Use: Household surveys

University of California, Davis

Project: Social behavior related to the provision and management of public goods
Sector: Agriculture, Economics
Location: Haiti
Use: Lab-in-the-field experiments

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Project: Nurse-Family Partnership pay for success initiative
Sector: Health, Public Policy
Location: United States
Use: Project evaluation

The World Bank Group (WBG)

Project: The Kenya Patient Safety Impact Evaluation
Sector: Health, Public Policy
Location: Kenya
Use: Baseline survey; Facility inspections; Randomized controlled trial (RCT)

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Project: Electronic tablets revolutionize HIV research
Sector: Health
Location: Rwanda
Use: Evaluation

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Oxfam Great Britain (GB)

Project: Mobile Survey Toolkit
Sector: Multi-sector
Location: Global
Use: Digital data collection

Social Impact

Project: Discovery Learning Alliance Discovery Girls Education Project
Sector: Education
Location: Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria
Use: Impact evaluation

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Project: Evaluation of maternal, newborn, and child health programs
Sector: Health
Location: Ghana
Use: Impact evaluation

Harvard Kennedy School

Project: Pandemic simulation
Sector: Education
Location: United States
Use: Simulation

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Project: Interpersonal communication to encourage use of female condoms
Sector: Health
Location: Zambia
Use: Randomized control trial (RCT)

Dr. Sumeet Patil of Neerman

NEERMAN Research and Consulting

Project: Multiple projects
Sector: Multi-sector
Location: India
Use: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs); Impact evaluations

Oxfam Great Britain (GB)

Project: Going Digital: Using digital technology to conduct Oxfam’s Effectiveness Reviews
Sector: Multi-sector
Location: Thailand and the Philippines
Use: Effectiveness review

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Project: Integration of migrants in Chile
Sector: Immigration
Location: Chile
Use: Randomized controlled trial (RCT)

John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Project: Essential Newborn Care Corps pilot
Sector: Health
Location: Sierra Leone
Use: Baseline survey


Project: Skills-based training for secondary school students
Sector: Education
Location: Rwanda, Uganda
Use: Program assessment, M&E

Barefoot College

Project: Women’s Barefoot Solar Initiative
Sector: Solar energy, Rural development
Location: 64 countries
Use: M&E, Inspections

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Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Université de Liège, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Project: Understanding the experiences of people of African origin in Belgium
Sector: Demography
Location: Belgium
Use: Complex quantitative survey

Boston University Center for Global Health and Development

Project: The prevention of nosocomial bacteremia and mortality among neonates
Sector: Health
Location: Zambia
Use: Implementation research

Population Council (PC)

Project: Impact of programs addressing early marriage
Sector: Health, Adolescent development
Location: India, Malawi, Mali, Niger
Use: Impact evaluation, M&E


Project: Scaling up enumerator training
Sector: Research
Location: Rwanda and Ethiopia
Use: Timed exam, Employee information management system

Outline India

Project: Understanding the use of forced child labor for mica mining
Sector: Research
Location: India
Use: Baseline survey

Mary’s Meals

Project: Impact of programs targeting childhood hunger
Sector: Education, Hunger
Location: Malawi, Zambia, Liberia
Use: Longitudinal quasi-experimental impact assessment

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ARCED Foundation

Project: Studying the Ready Made Garments sector
Sector: Research
Location: Bangladesh
Use: Qualitative survey

University of California, Davis

Project: Evaluation of hybrid maize seeds
Sector: Agriculture
Location: Kenya
Use: Impact evaluation

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Innovations for Poverty Action

Project: Financial coaching
Sector: Consumer finance
Location: Peru
Use: Coaching guide

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