Conflict Pulse – September 2015 – Analyzing community perceptions through SMS survey

Search for Common Ground

Created 02/25/2016

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Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and UNICEF collaborated to conduct a Rapid Conflict Pulse survey (poll) using the U-Report SMS messaging, the data for which was collected from 2-8 September 2015. The objective was to fill a gap in field research on community level perceptions in regards to social cohesion, security, and capacities for violence prevention normally conducted as part of quarterly Conflict Scans that had been temporarily postponed due to a risk of insecurity for participants due to the political climate in Burundi. Being the first time using U-Report for conflict-scan purposes this also served to test of the effectiveness of this method for future data collection on conflict levels across the country.

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