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Field Research & Data Collection Projects

In the context of the research project of IASS fellow Dr.-Ing. Natalia Realpe Carrillo, the IASS will offer financial support for household data collection studies, to be implemented with rural households in Latin America, Southeast Asia, or Africa. The purpose of the data collection projects is to investigate the nexus between access to energy, food security, and access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

The institutions participating in these projects will receive financial support to (i) gather important insights on their clients’ needs and access to basic services, (ii) use digital tools for impact monitoring and evaluation, and (iii) take part in collaborations with international research organizations.

The objective of the call is to support institutions in the collection of high-quality household data. The institutions eligible for financial support include microfinance institutions, cooperatives, NGOs, and suppliers that can provide field staff for the implementation of household data collection studies. Data collection will be carried out using digital questionnaires, with technical support provided by HEDERA.

Desk Research

Within the scopes of the project, different research projects will be supported, with the purpose of validating practically and theoretically standard impact assessment methodologies, and of analyzing the results with field data collections together with the partner institutions. Contact us for more information.


The project has the objective of establishing sinergies for different stakeholders (research institutions, international organizations, startups, and practitioners), to create a solid basis for tackling trandisciplinary research questions. Collaboration and partnerships will involve joint research supervision, organization of joint events, participation in series of webinars, joint publications. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in joining our platform.