Mobile phone panel purveys in developing countries: A practical guide for microdata collection

In this World Bank Group handbook, ILPI Senior Advisor Sterling Roop and Affiliated Researcher Dr. Keith Weghorst contributed experiences from their running of a 3 year mobile phone based panel survey in Zanzibar, Tanzania funded by the Norwegian and Danish MFAs as part of the recently completed Tanzania Towards 2015 project.

The handbook guides both potential users and producers of data via mobile technology providing a step-by-step guide through the process of running such surveys. Additionally, the handbook contributes to the debate on best practices in this emerging field, use of the resulting data, and the advantages/disadvantages of using this data.

For more information about this World Bank publication and a free copy of the book, click here.

Dabalen, Andrew; Etang, Alvin; Hoogeveen, Johannes; Mushi, Elvis; Schipper, Youdi; von Engelhardt, Johannes. 2016. Mobile Phone Panel Surveys in Developing Countries : A Practical Guide for Microdata Collection. Directions in Development–Poverty;. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

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