Enumerator Training

Rapid Asia’s ‘Ready To Go’ enumerator training program was launched in 2010. Ready To Go provides capacity development assistance in situations where clients wish to utilize their own resources for data collection. Ready To Go is an efficient and effective two-day training program. Based on best practice standards, Ready To Go provides participants with the skills and confidence needed to become effective enumerators. Ready To Go is a proven training method that has been applied in several countries, in both urban and rural settings, and has seen the participation of a diverse set of trainees. For more information, please contact Rapid Asia at reply@rapid-asia.com.


In preparation for a research project on human trafficking, enumerators from the East Timor Development Agency (ETDA) participated in a 2-day workshop to gain  interviewing techniques and learn how to conduct sampling in rural settings.


In connection with the H1N1 vaccine launch by the Department of Health in the Philippines, local health care workers (HCWs) from 50 clinics in Manila were trained to receive, and respond to, surveys using mobile phone technology.


Rapid Asia collaborated with the University of Benin to train over 20 master’s students from the Faculty of Sociology in data collection techniques for a longitudinal study on human trafficking.


A group of wildlife conservation volunteers participated in research methodologies training sessions.  Following training, the volunteers successfully conducted a KAP Survey on bear bile consumption.


A group of NGO staff and local volunteers in Yangon participated in the ‘Ready To Go’ training to undertake a three-stage survey on safe migration.


Freelance interviewers from Bangkok undertook an extensive 5-day training organized by Rapid Asia and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in preparation for a major survey on non-tariff measures.


Rapid Asia collaborated with the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) to provide training for program staff to enable them to interview small-scale farmers in Kampong Cham and Siem Reap regarding climate change resilience.



In Bangladesh, a group of volunteers were trained over two days to carry out a survey with potential migrants across districts in the Narsingdi Region.

Costa Rica

Capacity development was done through the trainer program with UN staff in Costa Rica, who later extended the training in four NTCA countries and Mexico.


A survey focused on how to protect biodiversity in Laos was carried out with the help of local youth volunteers and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.