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Piroska Bisits Bullen
Piroska has worked on a range of international development programs involving local NGOs, international NGOs, UN agencies and government. She holds a Ph.D. in public health, has published articles in several journals, and was a speaker at TEDx Phnom Penh. Piroska is passionate about using scientific evidence and creativity to design programs that work.

Measuring poverty using the Progress out of Poverty Index®

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The $1.25 per day international poverty line is the most commonly used measure of poverty. International agencies use it, donors use it, and many NGOs and microfinance institutions want to make sure their programs are reaching people below this line. Unfortunately, determining whether a family actually lives on less than ... Read More »

How to design survey forms for quick data entry

Surveys are a common activity in international development. Although mobile phones and tablet computers are becoming more common, these days most surveys are still done on paper. This means that someone in the organization will need to enter all the completed surveys into the computer for data analysis. This guide ... Read More »

The Survey Research Handbook – Book Review

Survey Research Handbook

The humble survey is a cornerstone of international development. As Dave Algoso from Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like puts it “The savvy Expat Aid Worker manages an array of tools to help implement his or her important work…Surveys provide the EAW with raw data that allows her and her employer to demonstrate beyond a ... Read More »

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