Over the last month all UNICEF programmes faced a challenging of continuing evidence generation activities under new Covid-19 restrictions for travel and face-to face interaction. Many already started using information technologies and remote data collection for planned activities or emerging Covid-19 response needs.
The objective of this guide is to provide an overview of innovative tools and approaches for data collection and evidence generation adapted to the restrictions of movement and social interaction during the Covid-19 emergency. It is vital that data collection activities fully comply with the precautionary measures put in place by UNICEF and host governments, in order to protect teams, our partners, and the people we serve. It is of utmost importance that the ‘do no harm’ principle consistently guides our efforts across the board. Given the fluid circumstances, this guidance is a ‘living document’ and will be updated, as needed, as the crisis unfolds.