Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 05/2015

Do Mobile Phone Surveys Work in Poor Countries? -

Ben Leo, Robert Morello, Jonathan Mellon, Tiago Peixoto, Stephen Davenport

April 2015

East-West Center


In this project, we analyzed whether mobile phone-based surveys are a feasible and cost-effective approach for gathering statistically representative information in four low-income countries (Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe).