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Ugandan Community Knowledge Worker: using technology in the field

Helgeson, Jennifer (2013) Ugandan Community Knowledge Worker: using technology in the field. UNSPECIFIED, GBR. (Submitted)

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A Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) from the Kapchorwa region tests the pilot for the Muth Helgeson Survey Tool (MHST) in the Grameen Foundation AppLab in Kampala, Uganda. Over 130 CKWs were equipped with smart phones with the MHST application, which also incorporated small behavioural economics games (with dice and coins). These CKWs physically visited over 5000 Ugandan farms, measuring farmers’ behaviours and attitudes regarding risk. The MHST is the largest study of Ugandan farms since 1991 and the first to use this methodology to examine how farmers make crop choices and decisions concerning financial investments. Through the use of local people, local social networks, locally-built software, and local languages, Helgeson was able to learn far more than possible with just an economist from London.

Item Type: Audio/visual resource
Additional Information: © 2013 Jennifer Helgeson
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2013 12:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:00

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