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Innovative World Bank Survey Technology for Data Collection (BBL)

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

The OpenGov Hub is pleased to present a public brown bag discussion about innovative survey technology for local data collection from the World Bank.

Survey Solutions is a free software developed in the World Bank. The project aims to build capacity in developing countries by providing national statistical agencies and other institutions involved in data collection with cost-effective, sustainable solution for conducting complex, large-scale surveys.The software combines powerful functionality for data capturing on tablets with tools for survey management and cloud data aggregation.

This technology reduces the time lag between data collection and data analysis, dramatically improves data quality and cuts survey costs. The ability to register GPS coordinates and data obtained from sensors, time stamps, make audio and video recording in combination with data collected during the standard household surveys opens up possibilities of tackling new, policy relevant questions.

Survey Solutions has been used in more than 200 surveys in 58 countries around the world, proving itself as a robust instrument for data collection in war-torn South Sudan, remote areas of Pakistan, and Niger.

After the presentation the discussion will focus on where Survey Solutions is headed and possible new applications. 

Presenter Michael Lokshin is manger of the Survey Unit in the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank. 

Earlier Event: July 27
Data Viz Meet Up