How do you decide whether paper or mobile is a better format for your monitoring and evaluation activities?
Yes, mobile technology for data collection is great. There is absolutely no denying that fact. There is increasing evidence that digital data collection is faster, often more reliable, and in many cases, more economical than traditional forms. However, one must really understand the pros and cons of mobile data collection, where it excels and, arguably more important, where it falls short. In an effort to help you determine if mobile data collection is for you and your project the good people of J-Pal have developed a great tool. Below is a screen shot of the tool.
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