Over the course of two days in February, The Centre for Economic and Social Development received training in the use of KoBoToolbox: an open-source suite of tools for field data collection and analysis. The workshop included CESD staff, as well as students from Yangon University of Economics – Hlaing Campus (YUE) and Yangon University of Computer Sciences.

CESD aims to improve data collection methods with KoBo through real-time analysis in order to provide increasingly accurate and timely policy advice to all stakeholders. The training will benefit both current and future CESD projects, while helping the university students develop professionally.

The project was jointly organized by Københavns Universitet – University of CopenhagenIDRC / CRDI (International Development Research Centre – Canada), and The CESD.


KoBoToolbox’s users include people working as aid professionals, as well as researchers in developing countries. The KoBo team of developers and researchers are based in Cambridge, MA and many other places around the world. KoBoToolbox, developed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, is an open source suite of tools for data collection and analysis in humanitarian emergencies and other challenging environments that was built to address this gap.

Read more about the open source software here: https://www.kobotoolbox.org


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