Services

Nafundi provides a wide array of data collection services with a focus on the Open Data Kit ecosystem.

Our team of data collection experts primarily works with large organizations in the global development sector. We have lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe and have a proven track record in health, agriculture, and the environment.

Nafundi specializes in delivering large-scale projects in challenging environments on short timelines. We provide total campaign packages (from initial proposal, through field campaign, to final report) as well as the individualized services described below. All services are available remotely and in the field.


  Complex form design


Nafundi can take your paper-based process and convert it to an electronic workflow that will enable your team to collect data quickly and accurately. We specialize in building large and complex forms on short notice.

  Secure server setup


Nafundi can install, configure, and maintain your data collection server (e.g., ODK Aggregate, Formhub, SurveyCTO, Enketo) on a platform of your choice. We can host and secure your data locally or in the cloud.

  Fast professional support


Nafundi can answer questions you have before, during, and after your campaign. We are available remotely or in the field. We monitor the mobile data collection community so we can give you quick answers to urgent problems.

  Training and management


Nafundi offers remote and in-field training and management. Our multi-lingual team of experts has experience living and working globally. We can source your devices, train your staff, and manage your entire campaign.

  Reporting and analysis


Nafundi is led by two academic researchers with a passion for monitoring and evaluation. Be it Stata or R, ArcGIS or Google Maps, we can get data in your favorite format and help you extract the information you need.

  Software development


Nafundi is known for our software. We make beautiful and usable products that build on open source and regularly customize ODK tools. If you need recent examples, try our XLSForm Offline or ODK Aggregate VM products.

Looking for examples of our work?


Our clients hire Nafundi because of our years of experience creating well-known data collection tools like Open Data Kit and running large data collection campaigns all over the world. Below are examples of our work.

  • How STRATAA surveyed 300K people for a multisite study

    Susan Tonks is the Typhoid Strategic Award Programme Manager at University of Oxford. She is responsible for coordination and delivery of a 24-month programme of typhoid surveillance at sites in Africa and Asia. In this guest post, Susan describes her team's work using ODK to collect data on more than 300,000 individuals in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Malawi to support the programme. Read more.

  • Helping AATF collect better data with ODK

    Frank Chege is the head of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. He has advised and supported M&E activities for a portfolio of 10 projects in 13 African countries, covering the access, adoption and deployment of appropriate agricultural technologies. In this guest post, he describes how Nafundi's training and tools have helped AATF's monitoring and evaluation efforts. Read more.

  • Trading surveys for conversations with ODK

    Andrew Bell is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University. He studies the use of surveys, experimental games, and choice experiments to inform the development of agent-based models of agricultural decision processes. In this guest post, Andrew describes work done with Patrick Ward, Mary Killilea, and Md. Ehsanul Haque Tamal developing "microtasks for micropayments" programs with Nafundi and ODK. Read more.

  • Embracing smartphones for sweet potato yield monitoring

    Luka Wanjohi works at the International Potato Center (CIP), where he supports their Research Information Systems. Nafundi trained CIP staff on the use of ODK, and in this guest post, Luka describes how Nafundi's training and tools have helped with CIP's monitoring and evaluation efforts. Read more.

  • How Cameroon built a national health map in one week

    After a polio outbreak in October 2013, the nation of Cameroon launched several mass immunization campaigns against the disease. Early campaigns were of poor quality, but after a nationwide, bottom-up "micro-planning" exercise to gather better data on the size and location of the target population, the quality of the campaigns greatly improved and Cameroon's Ministry of Health wanted to build on their success. Read more.