Data Collection Methods for Output Indicators, for Data Import to Kinaki

If you want to consider bringing project activity data into Kinaki but are not sure about which Data Collection Tool (DCT) or method to use, we have a couple of options to make the decision easier. This article guides you toward choosing a data collection approach based on your circumstances and suggests tools that are compatible with Kinaki. 

Consider the following scenarios:  

Project team can capture data while, or immediately after the activity happens:

If there is access to the internet and computer where the activity happens, then consider using Kinaki Online Forms, Third Party Forms or Data Import (via Excel) to collect data.

If there is no internet/computer access but mobile devices or smart phones are available, then consider mobile data collection through Kobo/ODK/Survey CTO or other mobile apps. These are compatible with data import to Kinaki.

If the above two options are not available, then you can consider data import via Excel or paper-based data collection (eventually digitized for import to Kinaki). Data from paper-based collection methods can then be brought to Kinaki via import from Excel and you can also consider options for using Kinaki Online Forms in the future. Read more about it here:  Kinaki Online Forms Overview

It is NOT possible for the project team to capture data while, or immediately after the activity happens:

If activity data will be captured and aggregated for the entire reporting period in another data repository (or by other stakeholders) from which regular import to Kinaki via Excel or online form is not possible or efficient (e.g., data stored in complex and/or many various Excel tables, etc.), then you can use Manual Results Input (MRI) forms to bring this data to Kinaki. Read more about it here: Manual Results Input Overview.

Go through the decision tree below for step-by step guidance for each output indicator/group!


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