Name Mobile Survey Platform
Source Geopoll
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Description Geopoll is a mobile surveying platform with a database of over 200 million users segmented by demographics. Surveys can be custom-built, account for complex designs and can be launched within hours to selected samples of the user database. Different channels can be used such as SMS, interactive voice response or mobile web. Survey takers earn airtime credit with participation.
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Lead Institution Geopoll
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Type Platform
Potential for reuse High
Part of the innovation having potential to be reused Integrated mobile data collection service interesting for data collection efforts in Africa and Asia due to its existing large user database with multiple customization possibilities.
Open source Partly
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Data Input Formats N/A
Data Output Formats .xls
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Plug & Play Partly
Outputs compatible with indicators from Official Statistics Partly
Status Implemented
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Statistical Institute
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Private Sector
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    Data Management
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    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Case Study Description In collaboration with GES and the US State Department, mobile surveying company GeoPoll asked 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa about entrepreneurship in their countries. GeoPoll has a database of 200 million users throughout Africa and Asia. Using this database, 200 entrepreneurs per country in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa were reached.
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    Good practices displayed
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2016-09-17
    Status Published
    Develop capability improvements
    Manage consumers