Abstract: Geospatial data collection, storage, and analysis to inform USAID/Senegal CDCS process and Strategic Portfolio Reviews

Hi! My name is Catie and this summer I will be traveling to Dakar, Senegal to work with the USAID Mission’s Monitoring and Evaluation team. My responsibilities will be threefold: feasibility assessment/data collection, data storage, and data analysis. First I will be assessing the feasibility of geocoding the Mission’s projects, and then working with AidData to produce this data. Next I will develop data storage solutions so that the Mission can easily navigate and use their spatial data. Finally, I will work with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to perform covariate analysis on their geocoded data and evaluate their current projects. This research will be used to inform the Mission’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and Strategic Portfolio Reviews.

I am looking forward to this awesome opportunity! Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer.