The evaluation is technologically very heavy. In each province we at least two laptops, tens of PDAs, tens of solar chargers, satellite phones, GPS devices, cameras, etc. The surveys are conducted on PDAs for four reasons:
- Data is immediately saved to a database which allows us - with computer code that we wrote - to check the whether enumerators are doing all the surveys, but also whether they are filling out the questions correctly or not;
- There is a higher quality of survey filling out by the enumerators because we can restrict enumerators' options in a PDA;
- It avoids carrying around piles of paper by the enumators;
- We save part mother nature by not having to print (literally!) 100,000s of pages.