Chris asking for directions to locals. Enumerators often
spend days getting from one village to the next.
We worked with an excellent group of almost 100 enumerators for about 18 months in South Kivu, Maniema, Tanganyika and Haut Katanga, DRC. These enumerators are:
- Well-trained: Raul and me did this ourselves for months in 2010 (see eg here);
- All-round: They know how to conducts surveys (ours was very complicated: here the design document), list-experiments, general assemblies, focus groups, etc. They also drive motorbikes and use PDAs and GPS devices.
- Experienced: They worked in some of the world's harshest (especially transport and disease-wise) and insecure conditions -- often being away from larger villages for weeks;
- Trustworthy: After working 18 months closely together with them (often spending nights in a row in the field together), I know them well and trust them.
Chris conducting a general assembly.
Mapendo conducting a survey.
Luc and Edison entering a new village in Maniema.
Venant driving on some lovely Congolese roads.
(FYI: this is actually quite an ok road. Often the
the guys walk with the motorbike next to them)