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- The World Bank & PROFOR Study on ICT for Data Collection and M&E in Agriculture and Forestry
Today, The World Bank & PROFOR announced the launch of the recently completed study, ICT for Data Collection and Monitoring & Evaluation: Opportunities and Guidance on Mobile Applications for Forest and Agricultural Sectors and accompanying database of M&E applications/providers hosted by NetHope and the NetHope Solutions Center.
The study was developed to assist development practitioners in the assessment and selection of information and communication (ICT) applications for monitoring and evaluation in rural projects, specifically in agriculture and forestry, with an emphasis on mobile technology for data collection. The tools highlighted in the study can be found on the NetHope Solutions Center -- a space for agencies and organizations to find, share and learn about available ICT solutions for development.
Particularly in highly decentralized projects, data collection can be challenging, and the large number of options and specific project needs makes selecting technology a challenge. This report was developed in response to an identified need for development practitioners to be able to stay current with changing technology and identify appropriate avenues for assessing and selecting technology to support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as well as project outcomes.
The report proposes guidance in selecting and applying technology for data collection and monitoring and evaluation through the lens of agriculture and forestry projects. It is designed to be a deep-dive, operational piece that tackles how governments and development practitioners can use ICT to enhance their data collection and M&E efforts in rural development projects and programs.
NetHope’s mission is to act as a catalyst for collaboration, bringing together the knowledge and power of the leading international humanitarian organizations so that the best information communication technology and practices can be used to serve people in the developing world.
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