This report presents an evaluation of the utility of social media for conducting research, monitoring and evaluation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, using a case study approach.
The Twitter based reaction to the reported cancellation and reduction of food provision by the World Food Programme (WFP) for Syrian Refuges was used as the case study. The selection was based on convenience, given the timing of the announcement and the high profile nature of the WFP.
This report builds upon the DFID Practice Note: Using Social Media Data in International Development Research, Monitoring and Evaluation by providing an extended demonstration of the methods covered in this note. It also relates to wider work carried out for Social Media for Election Communication and Monitoring in Nigeria
This report was funded under the Department for International Development’s Policy Research Fund
S/304 Consulting Ltd. Using Social Media Data in International Development Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the MENA region: World Food programme case study. Department for International Development Middle East and North Africa Department, London (2016), 42p