Emerging Technologies and Approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning for International Development Programs

Resource type
Authors/contributors
Title
Emerging Technologies and Approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning for International Development Programs
Abstract
Emerging technology is making monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) more precise and enriching data. However, this evolution is so rapid that it can be difficult to stay informed about the field overall. This paper presents examples of emerging technology that are most often used in MERL for development programs, describes the pros and cons of their use, and discusses technology and ethics concerns that practitioners should keep in mind. The paper covers new types of data sources (application data, sensor data, and drones), new ways to store data (distributed ledger technology and the cloud), and new ways to analyze data (text analytics and supervised and unsupervised learning).
Institution
MERL Tech
Date
2020.07
Pages
20
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Bruce, K., Gandhi, V. J., & Vandelanotte, J. (2020). Emerging Technologies and Approaches in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning for International Development Programs (p. 20). MERL Tech.