Rapid Global Mobile Surveys - example is from UN Global Pulse research
Jana is one of several companies (including M Survey) that can deploy rapid global surveys through mobile phones. Previously survey taking was expensive and required getting people to go in the field. In this mobile survey 90,000 answers were collected from 30 countries over 10 days - something that would be unimaginable even 5 years ago.
From this initial data, more in depth surveys can be targeted, or development gains can be compared in a manner that is cheaper and more efficient.
There is also an ipad app to explore the data The questions asked of people include: how many days did you work last week?, were you sick last week? and how did you feel last week?.
Gives government and development agencies faster and more efficient access to the population. From this policy or aid decisions can be more informed, and further research or inquiry can become better targeted.