The Challenges and Opportunities for Collecting Survey Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

Guest blog post from Sarah Hughes, Senior Fellow at Mathematica, discusses how methods and fieldwork training for local data collectors, mobile device usage, and the expansion of communication networks in sub-Saharan Africa are opportunities that researchers can leverage to overcome survey data collection challenges in the region.

An analysis of Tanzanian households’ energy choices

Closing the energy gap and ending energy poverty are explicit targets of the global agenda. In this blog post, Johanna Choumert-Nkolo, explores the nature of household energy use in Tanzania in the context of the energy ladder and stacking (fuel mixing) hypotheses.