In this toolkit from the SAVE research programme, users can find a detailed summary of technologies suited to monitoring in insecure environments, including applications, their pros and cons as well as many links to more detailed information. The examples and lessons are drawn from practice and pilot projects.
Operating in insecure environments is one of the more critical tests for humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding organizations alike. Access constraints or even direct attacks make monitoring and evaluation extremely challenging. Technologies like mobile phones, radios, Internet platforms and GPS trackers promise new solutions for collecting vital data or tracking implementation of projects.
Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An Introduction for the Digital Immigrant Evaluator
This paper aims to help evaluators working in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS) to determine which technology may be useful in various phases of an evaluation. It provides a 5-step decision filter for evaluators to decide if and when it is appropriate to use technology in FCAS.