28 February 2019

uSurvey: An Open Source Mobile Tool

Advancements in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities to impact children’s lives, and UNICEF is at the forefront of deploying innovative and technology-enabled solutions to reduce the inequalities children face. UNICEF, in collaboration with the Office of Innovation, is also focusing on partnerships…, Use of uSurvey in Uganda:, Maiden use of the system in early 2016 enabled UNICEF and UBOS to obtain real-time data from 4,500 respondents, allowing for a presentation of preliminary results just three days after the fieldwork was completed with significant cost and time savings Household listings obtained for nationwide Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Community-based…,  , Business advantages of uSurvey:, Standardized content and increased process transparency Generic system that can be used for any survey or census with defined parameters during survey set-up (uSurvey has a bank of standard questions that can be added to) Household listing module, representative random sample selection capabilities, and geographical coordinates corresponding to…,  , We’re all ‘geeks’ now, For uSurvey and similar T4D initiatives to be successful, ICT staff are supporting programme colleagues while developing new business, engagement and partnership skills that help them design, develop, run, scale, upgrade, and retire technologies. As an example, Uganda ICT Manager BP Panwar engages with high-level government executives on a regular…