SAUTI COLLECT Sauti Collect is an end-to-end mobile data collection solution designed to engage hard-to-reach populations with precision and scale. Deploy mobile surveys to collect data remotely in ‘low technology’ environments. Use custom dashboards to monitor and achieve programme targets based on real-time data.

How Sauti Collect Works

Sauti Collect enables researchers and solution designers to build custom mobile USSD and SMS surveys, collect reliable data, and monitor collection progress. Our surveys best use case is for challenging 'low-technology' contexts with hard-to-sample populations.

Survey Hard-to-Reach Populations at Scale

Build USSD, SMS, and WhatsApp-based surveys to provide trusted surveys to communities which are accessible with any kind of phone. Sauti Collect enables data collection with enhanced reach and interaction to populations that are typically difficult to sample.

Full Customisation

Design USSD, SMS, and WhatApp-based platforms to target unique project needs:

  • Conduct accurate and cost-effective remote mobile data collection with hard-to- reach communities.
  • Ensure respondent anonymity when inquiring about sensitive topics.
  • Reduce economic barriers to participation by sending surveys that are free to respondents and receivable by phones without airtime credit.
  • Survey with multiple language options, including English, Kiswahili, Luganda, Kinyarwanda, Lukiga, Samia, and Somali.

Human-Centred Design

Put users at the centre of platform design and implementation to address barriers to scaled innovation adoption:

  • Easily design custom surveys with skip logic and validation for required questions.
  • Use real-time data to monitor key metrics and performance indicators.
  • Automatically deposit and track incentives for survey completion via airtime credit and mobile money.
  • Rapidly receive data in your preferred formats for exporting, analysis, and visualisation.

Integrated Solutions

Reduce distribution costs and enhance scale by deploying information solutions with proven potential for integration or ‘bundling’ with other services, such as:

  • Rapidly deploy surveys and receive real-time responses for baseline studies, rapid monitoring, and impact evaluations.
  • Reach individuals and businesses engaged in trade across East Africa.
  • Segment audiences and tailor surveys to target key respondents by gender, age, location, and other custom criteria.

Ready for rapid deployment

Sauti’s custom-built technology solutions are available for rapid deployment across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Benin
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Discover your Sauti Collect use case

Evaluating the Digitization Of Justice During Covid-19 In Kenya And Rwanda
Trends And Patterns in Resilience and Innovation by Informal Cross Border Traders in East Africa: Case Study of Youth and Female-Owned Businesses Before & Post-Covid-19


Sauti’s rigorous research and evaluation services enhance development innovation for marginalised communities.