WASH Innovations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the world as we knew it only five years into the UN’s fifteen-year-long Sustainable Development Goals campaign, which aims to accomplish a set of seventeen [...]

Collecting Data for Relief Remotely During Humanitarian Crises

In mid-March 2019, Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones ever in the southern hemisphere, hit parts of Southern Africa, with Mozambique bearing the brunt of the natural calamity. The [...]

Coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa: Data shows changing food habits, increased testing

Following GeoPoll’s first two reports on the impact of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, we are pleased to release results from our latest round of data collection. Data was collected from 10 [...]

Transitioning to Remote Call Centers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

A tenant of GeoPoll’s research solutions is the ability to collect data remotely; in 2012 we conducted one of the first-ever remote surveys in the Democratic Republic of Congo via 2-way SMS. We [...]

Report: The Impact of COVID-19 Across Africa

The spread of COVID-19 poses a challenge for emerging markets such as those in Africa and Latin America. While governments around the world are suffering from a shortage of ventilators, hospital [...]

How to Apply Lessons Learned from the Ebola Response to COVID-19

COVID-19, which began spreading in China in late 2019 and is now impacting nearly every country around the globe, is unique in its scale and rapid spread: The world has not seen such a lethal [...]

Coronavirus’ Impact on Media Consumption in Kenya

The Government of Kenya (GoK) received confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Kenya on Friday, March 13th 2020. The Kenyan Government thus issued guidelines for citizens on actions to be [...]

How to Transition Face-to-Face to Remote Research Methodologies

In just a few weeks, the global outbreak of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the research landscape. While organizations such as GeoPoll recognize that we have the ability to help the global [...]

Information Dissemination in a Health Crisis

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises in Africa, some countries are taking steps to prevent infection by closing borders or implementing lockdowns. At GeoPoll we have the ability to [...]

Data Visualization for Humanitarian Crisis Relief

Authored in conjunction with Jessica Gergen and Mary Kate Chandler of Visualst GeoPoll and Cyclone Idai In March of 2019, Cyclone Idai caused devastating destruction in Mozambique, Malawi, and [...]

Cyclone Idai: On the Ground Data from Mozambique

In order to support the humanitarian response following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, GeoPoll has deployed a remote, SMS-based survey to the regions hardest hit in Mozambique [...]

Best Practices in SMS Messaging for Crisis Management

January of 2010 a massive earthquake devastated the lives of people in the Caribbean. The earthquake’s center was just outside the Hattian capitol, Port Au Prince. With an initial shock value of [...]

Food Insecurity in South Sudan, A GeoPoll Study

South Sudan is the newest widely recognized country in the world, and is also one of the world’s poorest countries, with over 80% of the population living on under $1 a day. According to the [...]

GeoPoll Data from DRC’s Conflict-Ridden Ituri Province

Ongoing Violence in Ituri Province Ituri province, a northeastern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been experiencing increasing levels of violence and unrest. Interethnic [...]

Improving Ebola response through mobile data

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has brought together aid organizations, governments and private companies from all over the world, which are donating resources and expertise to fight the spread [...]

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