The ICT4D Corner
The intersection of technology
and social good.
5 Tips for Baseline and Endline Surveys
There is a lot that goes into properly conducting both baseline and endline surveys, from scheduling to audience selection and survey design. Here are five considerations for better surveys, giving you cleaner, more accurate data.
June 6, 2019
Gaining Momentum in the Fight Against Child Mortality
Rapid advances in mobile technology and connectivity continue to open up opportunities for us to make a difference, and one area where we’re seeing improvement is in child mortality. Here's a look at how it has improved over the last 100 years.
May 27, 2019
USAID on Using Data Responsibly
Earlier this month, USAID released a set of considerations for using data responsibly. The document raises issues on the balance between data use, privacy and security, and transparency and accountability.
May 21, 2019
10 Reflections from a Dimagi Field Manager
Shrena Shah is a recent Dimagi alumna who served for a year as a Field Manager on our Global Services team. Before she heads off to business school, she shared some reflections on her experience at Dimagi.
May 16, 2019
WHO Announces Recommendations on Digital Health
This week, the World Health Organization announced nine recommendations on digital health, their first official endorsement of the use of technology in health systems.
April 17, 2019
Using Mobile Data Collection to Improve Life for Farmers in Haiti
Haitian management firm Papyrus S.A. partnered with BRANA, USAID, the IDB, and Dimagi to develop the supply chain for Heineken subsidiaries in Haiti, while improving the yields and livelihoods of Haitian farmers. Learn more about the app they're using to do it.
April 11, 2019
How to Talk About Your Mobile Data Collection Program
Talking about your mobile data collection program can be tricky. Tailor the message to your audience to get one step closer to winning the hearts and minds of your workers, partners, and funders.
April 4, 2019
App Acting Up? Check the CommCare Status Page
At Dimagi, we work hard to keep service interruptions at a minimum, but like anyone else, we do experience outages from time to time. Our new CommCare Status page will help us communicate with clarity and transparency when things are operating as expected.
March 27, 2019
How to Organize Your Data Collection Plan
The process of developing a data collection plan will reveal things about where your data comes from, who has access to it, and how it is collected and stored – all of which will inform the design and implementation of any new system you choose.
March 26, 2019
How to Determine Your Method of Data Collection
There are many options to choose from and each one has strengths in a different area. The type of data you are looking to collect, as well as the characteristics of its source and environment, should all inform what method of data collection makes the most sense for your program.
March 21, 2019
How to Identify Your Data Requirements
How can you get rid of all the noise and focus on what you need to get the job done? A clear understanding of your data requirements will help narrow your focus and identify a method of data collection that serves your needs precisely.
March 19, 2019
How to Define Your Project Objectives
A well-articulated project objective becomes a lens through which you can examine each step of your data collection program. Learn how to start your program with a clearly defined project objective to make the rest of the process go a bit smoother.
March 14, 2019
How to Train Your Team in Mobile Data Collection
Give yourself and your team the best shot at successfully launching your mobile data collection program by arming your team with the tools and training they need to succeed. Here's our advice.
March 7, 2019
How to Deploy Your Mobile Data Collection Software
Before you can deploy your app, there are a few final boxes to check, like choosing a mobile device and network. Here's our advice for the final steps before you launch your mobile data collection program.
March 5, 2019
How to Test Your Mobile Data Collection App
Receiving consistent feedback throughout the app building process is vital to building an app that truly solves the problems relevant to your users and beneficiaries and helps you avoid any surprises when you test the final product.
February 28, 2019
How to Build Your Mobile Data Collection App
Building a mobile data collection app requires a clear understanding of how to approach development, an outline of what functionality each version of the app will incorporate, and an understanding of key features.
February 26, 2019
How to Design Your Mobile Surveys
The process of designing a mobile data collection app involves both defining who will use your app and determining how to best structure the app with the right modules and features. Our tech and Global Services teams offer their advice.
February 21, 2019
How FIGO Used Mobile Data Collection to Improve Maternal Healthcare Across Six Countries
Learn how the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is working to help the almost 214 million women of reproductive age in low-income regions who want to avoid pregnancy but have no modern way to do so.
February 19, 2019
Key Metrics for Worker Performance Measurement
Learn how to determine the right worker performance metrics for your program and their benefits for different program stakeholders. From performance management to increased authority in the community, worker performance metrics are an integral part of you monitoring & evaluation efforts.
February 12, 2019
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