Category Archives: dar es salaam

On the map

To keep myself occupied while impatiently waiting for the first wave of baseline survey data to appear in my inbox yesterday, I put together this map of the wards of Dar es Salaam that are included in our sample (see … Continue reading

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So this is the “field”: first impressions & some assistance from the past

Last week, things started rolling with first interviews being conducted in the southern district of Temeke. About a week earlier, our teams had gone into the field to generate lists of households and household members, to draw the stratified sample … Continue reading

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Baseline study & mobile follow-ups: a first overview

This post will give you a first overview of the project. Specifically, I will provide some information about the baseline survey (including sampling technicalities) and the technologies we will use for the mobile phone follow-up. We are charting new territory … Continue reading

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Karibu. Good to have you here.

This blog is about the process of putting an idea into practice. The idea goes like this: find ways of gathering data about people’s opinions, beliefs and living conditions in regions where this information is painfully lacking; and when you … Continue reading

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