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ICT for Data Collection, Monitoring and Evaluation - virtual forum

Michael Riggs

From 11 to 22 June join the latest online discussion with the World Bank, FAO and other ICT4D practitioners.

Data collection, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are critical to agricultural development work. These tasks – which help to improve the quality of services, targeting, and efficiency within projects – are usually costly, time-intensive, and prone to error.

New ICT tools such as mobile phones, GIS, repositories, and a variety of software application are making data collection and M&E activities easier and less expensive to implement. This forum explores how these tools can be used, along with the challenges associated.

Week 1 (11-17 June) will consider ICT tools and issues in data collection. Week 2 (18-22 June) will discuss post-data collection, including repositories, analytics, and dissemination for M&E. For more background on the issues that will be raised in the forum, see

Please join us to share experiences and engage the subject matter experts. The forum can be found here

 Subject Matter Experts:

  • Or Dashevsky, Solution Architect, Catholic Relief Services
  • Takayuki Hagiwara, Natural Resources Management Officer, FAO
  • Sean Krepp, Uganda Country Director and Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Program Manager, Grameen Foundation
  • Chris Reichart, CBO, Zerion Software Inc. and creator of iformbuilder
  • Laura Walker Hudson, CEO, FrontlineSMS

To learn more about the forum or read detailed bios of the Subject Matter Experts, go to

 To join the forum click here.

This is the third in a series of discussions following the publication of the "ICT in Agriculture" Sourcebook, responding to the growing demand for knowledge on how to use ICT to improve agricultural productivity and raise smallholder incomes. Earlier discussions and summaries can be found at


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