Everyone Counts: Creating data standards to link citizen-generated data

Everyone Counts: Creating data standards to link citizen-generated data

This blog post follows up on a previous post about Everyone Counts, a new initiative founded by World VisionCARE International and Kwantu.  The initiative aims to give marginalised citizens a voice in relation to their satisfaction with public services.  You can read the previous post here.

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How to use Scanbot to collect and organise field data

How to use Scanbot to collect and organise field data

This post is a break from my current series looking at tools to visualise data.  Instead I'll write about a tool that you may find useful to collect and organise data from the field.

If you're working at a larger scale across multiple sites then it's really important to collect your data in a more structured and standardised way.  If you don't the work involved in aggregating and analysing it is very significant.  This is an area that we specialise in helping with.

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Implementing an SMS gateway for your development project

Implementing an SMS gateway for your development project

SMS offers a flexible way to monitor your project.  While limited in the data you can convey, it works on every phone and is widely understood.  This blog post looks at SMS gateways.  These are a combination of hardware and software that enable you to receive and send bulk SMS.  Some can also connect directly into your database.

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