COMPUTER-ASSISTED PERSONAL INTERVIEWING
Djibouti: Testing the CAPI Technology in the Field
May 29, 2013
Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing streamlines an evaluation survey
After a successful pilot project in Saint Lucia, where the World Bank's Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing technology was used to conduct the local Labor Force Survey, the tablet-based software is again helping researchers in the field. Enumerators use Android-powered devices to interview beneficiaries of the Djibouti Social Protection TA—the first social safety net program in Djibouti combining a public workfare with a nutrition program.
Social Protection TA provides short-term employment opportunities in community-based labor-intensive works, and supports the improvement of nutrition practices among participating households, focusing on children under the age of 2 (a scale up will include children up to the age of 5) and pregnant and lactating women.
The interviewers visit households from two neighbourhoods in Djibouti City that were eligible to enrol, gathering data about the program's effects. At the same time, the set-up of the study allows our team to test the technology performance in difficult weather conditions and while experiencing limited connectivity.
The Djibouti study is also the first to make use of a cloud CAPI server, which lets the researchers based outside Djibouti instantly access the collected data.