Advances in information technology have opened exciting new avenues for how research is conducted and data collected, with huge implications to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks and program design. One of these advances is the use of Mobile Data Collection (MDC).
Mobile Data Collection (MDC) refers to the utilization of existing information technology products such as phones, smartphones, and tablets (hardware), and software for data gathering.
From supermarket transactions, traffic patterns, bank transactions, music and video downloads to sensor data and tweets, data is being recorded and stored by businesses and organizations. This data is voluminous (big) and comes from different sources such as transactions, mobile devices, social media and enterprise content.
Most of the organizations Devimpact Institute supports implement their interventions through projects. These projects are usually implemented within defined start and end time and with clear objectives. We provide Project Cycle Management (PCM) technical support to our partners to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their projects.
The role of the development organizations is to improve the socio-economic status of the communities they serve. Recently there has been growing pressures on these organizations to demonstrate good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. As the demand for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects to improve their effectiveness.