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Remote Monitoring in times of COVID-19

As the world moves into “work from home” and quarantine lock-downs, there is reduced access which makes it difficult for evaluators to do their jobs. Remote operations are an alternative to face-to-face settings. For example, researchers can use phone calls instead of in-person interviews. However, as with any technology substitute, virtual monitoring brings a new set of challenges. Researchers and those conducting remote M&E need to think carefully about research ethics.