How GeoPoll clients integrate mobile data collection into their projects.

These case studies highlight some of GeoPoll’s past work. To view recent data reports, tips on how to best utilize mobile data collection, and more please visit the GeoPoll Blog.

Media Measurement
Using Mobile Phones to Track Ongoing Trends in Food Market Functionality

GeoPoll and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) used remote mobile surveys to create a panel of market traders and assess market status and stock levels following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read More

Media Measurement
Access to Finance for Electricity in Kenya

USAID's Development Credit Authority used GeoPoll surveys to explore access to electricity in Kenya and the ability of Kenyans to finance the costs associated with connecting to the electric grid. Read More

Media Measurement
Assessing the Long-Term Economic Impacts of Ebola

In partnership with FHI360 under the USAID funded mSTAR project, the USAID Bureau for Africa used SMS surveys to assess the long-term economic impacts of Ebola on communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Areas explored include employment, transportation, and food costs. Read More

Media Measurement
Gaining a Higher Return on Investment with GeoPoll Media Data

GeoPoll uses its daily media data to plan an ad spend for a leading FMCG brand. GeoPoll's plan resulted in a 31% improvement in ROI, demonstrating the power of real-time data to select the most effective advertising slots for TV, radio, and print. Read More

Media Measurement
GeoPoll, Global Entrepreneurship Network and the US State Department Survey 1,000 African Entrepreneurs

Just before the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, GeoPoll reached 1,000 entrepreneurs across Africa to ask them about the challenges they face and how their governments could encourage more people to start businesses. Read More

Media Measurement
Understanding Maize Farming in Tanzania

GeoPoll's surveys helped IFPRI understand the habits of maize farmers in Tanzania and their knowledge of new seed varieties and technologies. IFPRI has previously conducted traditional household surveys and used GeoPoll's SMS system for a more cost-effective solution. Read More

Media Measurement
Sierra Leone: On the Ground Perceptions of Ebola

GeoPoll and Keystone Accountability conduct weekly surveys to provide Ebola program managers with a regular flow of data on both perceptions of the frontline staff, and general citizen perceptions of the disease and the response. Read More

Media Measurement
Perceptions of South Africa's State of the Nation

GeoPoll and TNS sent surveys immediately following South Africa's State of the Nation, to assess the views of ordinary South Africans on the speech and key issues. Findings show a polarized nation, with 52% satisfied with the speech and 48% feeling dissatisfied. Read More

Media Measurement
Access to Finance for Nigerian Agriculture-related Businesses, a USAID/DCA case study

GeoPoll surveyed respondents in the agriculture sector in Nigeria who are looking to take out loans for their businesses, in order to help USAID/DCA more strategically and confidently invest in the agriculture sector. We find that while new businesses would like to take out loans, many do not know how and have not tried to do so. Read More

Media Measurement
Food Security: Remote data collection aids the WFP's Ebola efforts

GeoPoll and the World Food Programme adapted traditional measures of food security for the mobile phone in order to conduct surveys in hard-to-reach areas. Surveys in Ebola-affected countries have found people living in epicenters of the outbreak are worse off in terms of food security. Read More

Media Measurement
Top Brands in Africa Calculated by GeoPoll, TNS

Established in 2011, Brand Africa 100 measures and ranks the brands that consumers admire and their corresponding value. In 2014 research organization TNS partnered with GeoPoll to collect rankings by SMS for the first time, saving time over face-to-face methods. Read More