Evaluating Cash Transfers in Guatemala

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The Government of Guatemala’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program used Magpi (formerly EpiSurveyor) with entry-level cell phones to dramatically reduce costs, facilitate accuracy and accelerate implementation of a nation-wide survey to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness, compliance and impact of the program. Compared to a previous survey conducted on paper, economists at the World Bank found that:

  1. the use of Magpi to collect data cut costs by 71%,
  2. the average interview length was reduced by 3.6%, and
  3. the preference of enumerators to use mobile phones over paper forms was nearly 90%.\

Read the full World Bank report here.

Taking the Paper Out of Paperwork

Anywhere paper-based data collection forms are needed - from field research to construction sites to field inspections of equipment - Magpi takes the paper (and a lot of the work) out of paperwork.

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