fragile and conflict affected states

Using technologies for monitoring and evaluation in insecure settings

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.