Information & Communications Technology in M&E
The Hunger Project has made significant investments in M&E technology, tools, and software to enhance our capacity for capturing, managing, and utilizing our data. This strong foundation in organizational assets and knowledge means that any investment in M&E can have significant multiplier effects directing resources effectively and leveraging existing systems.
The Hunger Project has incorporated innovative technology for M&E in the following areas:
- A customized M&E database that stores and tracks output-level indicators and demographic information for communities where we work on a quarterly basis
- Software licenses for SPSS (statistical package), LongJump (data management system), and iFormBuilder (mobile data collection platform)
- Implementation of iFormBuilder, a multiple-interface software that allows users to create, complete, and compile surveys in a variety of settings
- An external study on how best to integrate innovative technologies and practices into THP’s M&E system by Columbia University (May 2013)
- A customized Google ‘M&E hub’ or platform for cataloging studies and sharing information/resources between M&E Officers
- 150 mobile data collection devices deployed and in use by field projects for outcome evaluations
- A Maternal Health Dashboard that displays the latest data from our work in the field in partnership with Klipfolio and iFormBuilder
The Hunger Project has rolled out mobile data collection for outcome evaluation surveys in six of our program countries. With 150 mobile data collection devices in the field and the iFormBuilder application, our program countries can collect data in a way that is easier and more reliable. We have been using this mobile technology since 2012, and it has greatly improved the quality of our data collection. The Hunger Project hopes to extend the use of mobile technology in 2015, with plans to pilot mobile data collection for monitoring data.
The Hunger Project has been formally recognized for its work with iFormBuilder, receiving the iFormBuilder Distinguished Project Award in 2014. To read more, see our feature on the iFormBuilder blog or read about how we are using cutting-edge technology to monitor programs on our blog.
Learn more about our Mobile Data Collection
Read our blog post: No Internet Connection? No Problem: Collecting Mobile Data in Rural Communities
Read our blog: Using Cutting-edge Mobile Technology to Monitor Programs
Read our blog post: Update on iFormBuilder: Reflecting on Three Years of Implementation
Read iFormBuilder’s Spotlight on The Hunger Project
Read about the launch of our Maternal Health Dashboard