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DIME Seminar: Collecting high quality, secure data with SurveyCTO: Lessons learned from global users and new techniques for better QC

June 26, 2018

1818 H Street, N.W, Washington, DC, MC 8-100

  • Developments in technology have significantly improved the trustworthiness, security, and quality of data collected in the field.  However, juggling multiple analytical tools and navigation between external datasets can be time-consuming and limit quality control processes throughout projects.  With the recent launch of World Bank Group’s SurveyCTO mobile data collection platform, Dobility aims to not only provide flexible, robust features and workflows to address these obstacles, but also conserve scarce QC resources by streamlining integrations with across softwares for richer analysis and evaluation.


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    Faizan leads business development and user engagement efforts at Dobility, including utilizing his background in field research, data analysis, and economics to better understand users’ needs and help translate those into product improvements. Prior to working at Dobility, he spent several years as a Research Manager for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Kenya, where he led multiple large-scale impact evaluations spanning the finance, labor, agriculture, and public health sectors, managed the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi, and helped lead IPA Kenya’s efforts to shift from paper-based to digital data collection. He has lived and worked in Pakistan, the United States, Kenya, and Zambia.

  • DIME is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. More »