Three Key Takeaways from USAID’s New Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit

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#1

Many of you have likely seen USAID’s new Gender and ICT Survey Toolkit - but you may have missed DAI’s smart and concise writeup of the launch.

Any early users of the toolkit out there yet? Report back!

What works? What could use refinement?


#2

I’m starting to use it! Just finalizing my survey design now. Will be implementing in central Kenya mid-2018.


#3

Excellent - It will be great to hear back on how it works practically. Can you give us some detail on the nature of your project?


#4

Definitely. We’re conducting a household survey of ~1k m&w smallholder farmers on coping and adaptation to drought, access and use of ICTs, drought risk perception, governance, and participation in farmer cooperatives/self-help groups. I’m using the ICT toolkit as a baseline survey of m vs. w access/use/barriers to mobile phones, among other ICTs. The results could be useful for a future pilot study on disseminating seasonal forecasts or agroclimatic services through mobile phones so I’m interested in connecting with others who are doing this work in Kenya, perhaps USAID programs.