The team at Oxfam have been ahead of the curve in their quick adoption of new web form language localization functionality on the SurveyCTO platform. This is not uncharacteristic, given Oxfam's broader investment in localization as an aid to better quality data, and inclusion of local partners, beneficiaries, and in-country staff. Oxfam is a globally recognized humanitarian organization at the forefront of fighting poverty around the world. Data collection is of course key to planning, distributing resources, and being broadly effective with such a mandate. While it may seem small, having your data collection instruments easily accessible, not slowed down by language barriers is a rather large improvement. Through providing a fully translated web data collection experience, Oxfam aims to make their programmes more inclusive and effective.
Oxfam will share their best practices on data collection localization more broadly, with specific mention of:
- The experience of preparing web form interface translations.
- Deploying translated web form interfaces on surveys.
- Feedback from in-country staff and local partners on the experience of completing web forms using the translated web form interface.