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Updates and Publications from VOTO Mobile and our Partners

What is VOTO?

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VOTO amplifies the voice of the under-heard. Our mobile phone notification and survey platform removes the barriers to insightful mobile communication between citizens worldwide and the organizations that serve them.

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Barriers and Solutions in using M4D: Connecting Directly to Citizens for Scalable Impact

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Despite the increasing number of mobile engagement initiatives, few have become scalable long-term successes. For a mobile engagement project to create real impact, affordable and scalable technology is a necessary starting point, but elements of culture, psychology and human design must be considered.

In this paper, we identify four prevailing barriers to mobile engagement projects based on VOTO Mobile’s experience providing technical and human support to social organizations in multiple sectors. We examine these barriers by presenting evidence from partner projects, and provide recommendations using both technical and human design elements.

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Maximizing Participation and Accuracy in VOTO Surveys

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One application of the VOTO platform is to easily gather feedback across distance, language and literacy barriers. Based on past uses of VOTO in several countries and sectors, we have developed some best practices to help you design mobile surveys for maximum accuracy and response rates.

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Application Note: Mobile Information for Maternal Health

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Maternal and infant health is an ongoing challenge in Ghana: the lifetime risk of a mother dying during pregnancy or childbirth is one in 35, and one in 24 children die before one year. To address this challenge, VOTO has recently partnered with Savana Signatures (SavSign), a non-governmental organization working on the empowerment of youth and women through ICT in Northern Ghana.

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Application Note: Polling for Governance

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The best government decisions and policies are made when considering the needs of all citizens. However, in many developing countries, it is challenging to achieve broad transparency, accountability and citizen participation for a variety of reasons.

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Inform and Listen Through the Power of Voice and SMS

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Opening communication lines directly to citizens is only disruptive if it connects with those that were previously unheard: to be successful this requires tools that reach across language, literacy, and usability barriers to be accessible to all.

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