Collecting field data is often necessary to prepare the national Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector overview. The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has developed a mobile data collection tool to accompany the two methodologies developed by the Artisanal Gold Council (baseline estimates) and UNITAR (socio-economic research methodology). The development of this tool has been funded by UN Environment Global Mercury Partnership, as a part of the National Action Plan (NAP) Global Component.
The tool is a tailor-made electronic form to be used with KoBo Toolbox. The Kobo Toolbox is a free data collection solution available for Android mobile devices. It has been developed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative with support from UN OCHA.
The tool has three main functions:
Excel sheet: Mobile Data Collection Tool For ASGM Overview: Form