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 [...]

Report: Coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa

In the past weeks, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has become declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, resulted in over 180,000 cases and 7,000 deaths, and altered the [...]

Report: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana

Gender equality is one of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The goal aims at ending all forms of discrimination, sexual violence and harmful practices against women and girls, as [...]

Conducting Research in Latin America & the Caribbean 

Latin America & the Caribbean is a vast area that spreads from Mexico to the islands that make up the Caribbean and throughout South America. The region is characterized by a relatively young [...]

Data Collection in the Sahel

Accurate and timely data collection is an essential part of mitigating crises in emerging markets with vulnerable populations. The United Nations characterizes the Sahel, which spans ten [...]

Financial Exclusion vs. Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

  In every country, there are people who are denied the right to pursue a life of their choosing because they are excluded from the formal financial sector. The inequality created by this [...]

How to more effectively track CSR efforts and ensure supply chain transparency

Tracking Corporate Social Responsibility Internationally Corporate social responsibility efforts, in which businesses of all types take on initiatives to mitigate their environmental impact, [...]

Ebola in DRC: SMS Survey Results

The 2018-2019 Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the country’s largest outbreak of the disease. The number of cases has been consistently rising since April 2019, with WHO [...]

Zambia Study: China’s Influence in Zambia, Food Security, and More

Zambia, which is located in between Southern and Central Africa and is bordered by 8 countries, is a nation of rich natural resources including copper, and yet has struggled throughout its [...]

Survey Results: Climate Change and Empowering Women in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the most populous countries in the world, housing over 200 million people, and is a country of interest for many sectors due to its strategic geolocation, growing middle class, [...]

On-the-Ground Data from Mozambique Shows Concern over Cholera

Following our initial survey in Mozambique, which was deployed in the days after Cyclone Idais’s devastation in the country, GeoPoll is releasing results from a second survey conducted in the [...]

GeoPoll Launches Research Services in Somalia

GeoPoll is pleased to announce the launch of our research services in Somalia with the release of our first report on the country. In late March 2019, GeoPoll conducted remote surveys in Somalia [...]

How Mobile ICT is Changing Agriculture in Africa

Rural subsistence farmers in Africa face various challenges daily that make the work especially difficult. For one, most of Africa is lacking in adequate infrastructure for a successful trade [...]

GeoPoll Endorses Principles for Digital Development

GeoPoll is pleased to announce our endorsement of the Principles of Digital Development. As an organization, GeoPoll is, and has always been, committed to using technology responsibly with the [...]

How to Use Mobile to Reach Women in Emerging Markets

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year there has been considerable discussion around how mobile technology and data can impact women in emerging markets. At GeoPoll, we utilize [...]

GeoPoll’s Top Research Projects of 2018

GeoPoll had a busy 2018, from opening new CATI call centers to expanding GeoPoll Audience Measurement into additional countries in Africa and the Caribbean, and launching new services such as [...]

Data Report on Farming in Kenya and Mobile Phone Usage

Following the launch of our farmer panel, a panel of over 18,000 farmers in Kenya available to take GeoPoll surveys through their mobile devices, GeoPoll is releasing its first report on farming [...]

Development Assistance Building Local Capacity for Growth: The Role of Data-Driven Decision-Making

Development assistance is a field marked by complexity. Stimulating, or facilitating, growth in emerging markets is a multi-faceted process that typically transcends theoretical thought. Projects [...]

GeoPoll Launches Farmer Panel in Kenya

18,000 Farmers Available to Take Mobile Surveys in Africa GeoPoll is pleased to announce the launch of its new farmer panel in Kenya, consisting of over 18,000 farmers who are ready to take [...]

Data Driven Decision Making Trainings for International Development

A key element of USAID Transforms, and similar initiatives, is the idea that the purpose of foreign aid is to end the need for its existence. This shift requires a strong emphasis on local [...]

Climate Change in Indonesia, A GeoPoll Study

There are 14,752 individual islands in Indonesia, and wrapped around each of the islands is thousands of miles of coastline – 33,999 miles  to be exact. Despite this, the ocean that [...]

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 [...]

Examining the Rural to Urban Exodus in Sub-Saharan Africa

Young people in rural sub-Saharan Africa are rapidly moving to urban centers—hoping to start their lives anew. Studies conducted by GeoPoll show that SSA’s rural population decreased while urban [...]

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 [...]

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