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SurveyCTO Webinar Series: Learn how to provide web forms in local languages with Oxfam

The team at Oxfam have been ahead of the curve in their quick adoption of a new web form translation functionality on the SurveyCTO platform. This is not uncharacteristic, given Oxfam’s broader investment in localization and inclusion of local partners and communities.

Oxfam is a global organization at the forefront of fighting poverty around the world. Data collection is of course key to planning, implementing, and being broadly effective with such a mandate. While it may seem small, having your data collection instruments easily accessible and not slowed down by language barriers is a rather large improvement. Through providing a fully localized web data collection experience, Oxfam aims to make their programs more inclusive and effective.

In this webinar, the Oxfam team shares best practices on data collection localization more broadly, with specific mention of:

  • The experience of preparing web form interface translations. 
  • Deploying localized web form interfaces on surveys.
  • Feedback from in-country staff on localized form filling experiences.

To learn more about some of the work that Oxfam discussed, please see this article.

Other resources:

  1. Presentation slide deck
  2. SurveyCTO catalog of translation tables
  3. SurveyCTO web form interface translation support article
  4. SurveyCTO web form interface translation product documentation

This webinar was brought to you by the Safe People + Data Initiative, led by Dobility, the makers of SurveyCTO, to provide methodologies and resources for safer data collection, in response to new challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for safety-focused innovation.

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Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.