Table 4

Summary of data collection methods by activity phase and target audience (source of input)

Affected population focused inputStaff/project focused input
Design phase: baseline research
  • Review of existing data sources

  • Baseline quantitative surveys

  • Focus group discussions

  • Participatory safety mapping/audits

  • Other participatory methods: community story-telling, role-playing, pocket voting

  • Desk review

  • Service mapping

  • Safety mapping

  • Safety audits

  • Observational approaches

  • Key informant interviews

  • Staff quantitative surveys

  • Development of indicators

Implementation and evaluation phase
  • Midline and endline quantitative surveys

  • Participatory safety mapping /audits

  • Post-distribution monitoring

  • Focus group discussions

  • Key informant interviews

  • Consultations with local organizations such as women’s groups

  • Repeated safety audits

  • Key informant interviews

  • Staff quantitative surveys

  • Observational approaches