The SMART Team at ACF-Canada has produced a formal set of training materials for SMART Enumerator Trainings and for SMART Survey Manager Trainings, consisting of training manuals, new and updated presentations, and complementary tools and resources.
SMART E-Learning Series
The SMART project has developed the NEW SMART E-LEARNING SERIES, its first ever online version of the SMART methodology training curricula. This is one of the many innovative approaches explored in 2016 for a wider coverage and to meet the ever increasing capacity needs of partners on SMART methodology across regions. Four modules based on the Enumerator curricula include:
Module 1: Overview of Field Surveys
Module 2: Survey Teams
Module 3: Questionnaire Design
Module 4: Field Procedures
It is important to note that these e-Learning modules are supplementary training material and are not in any way meant to replace the face-to-face platform for delivering the SMART methodology curricula. The e-modules target both beginners and refresher participants.
How to access SMART e-Learning Series:
Visit and Register on www.disasterready.org to access the courses via an individual account.
Login in with the account details and select Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition under Sectors for the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) Methodology course. Select Open Curriculum Player to then select one of the 4 modules by pressing Launch.
SMART Instructional Videos
To meet the growing demand for the SMART methodology, the SMART Project Team has developed NEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS that would aid in delivering the required capacity. The five Instructional Videos are available in both English and French and cover the following topics:
It is important to note that these SMART Instructional Videos are supplementary training material and are not in any way meant to replace the face-to-face platform for delivering the SMART methodology curricula.
The following package is the set of materials specifically designed for Enumerator level training (individuals who are collecting the data in the field). You may either download the whole package or download specific tools that may interest you. For slower internet connections, please download the PDF version.
Download entire Enumerator package.
Training Manual, Presentations and Handouts.
Enumerator Training Manual
The training manual comprehensively outlines all of the steps to running an enumerator-level training, including participant selection and logistical considerations.
Download Training Manual
The following are modules that will assist you in enumerator trainings.
Included in each Module Package are the Presentations and the complementary Handouts.
- Define malnutrition and its various forms.
- Identify measurements used to determine types of malnutrition.
- Calibrate a digital scale and measure a child’s weight.
- Calibrate height boards and measure a child’s length or height.
- Calibrate a MUAC tape and use the tape to measure the mid-upper arm circumference.
- Perform a test to determine if a child has bilateral edema.
- Interpret Z-scores using weight for height WHO Growth Reference Charts.
- Interpret MUAC scores.
Download Anthropometry and Malnutrition PPT
Download Anthropometry and Malnutrition PDF
- Identify potential measurement and selection mistakes.
- Identify the objectives and the principles of the standardisation test.
- Describe the procedures for the standardisation test.
- Interpret the digital preference scale (DPS) of the plausibility report.
Download Quality Checks PPT
Download Quality Checks PDF
The following package is the set of materials for Survey Manager level training (individuals who will be planning, supervising, analyzing and report writing of the survey data). The Survey Manager Presentations are now available for download as a whole package.
Please ensure that you download the following files to have the complete Survey Manager Curriculum:
- Survey Manager Presentations.
- Survey Manager Training Manual.
- Complementary Tools and Resources (part 1 and 2).
Due to the size of the files, you may wish to scroll to the bottom of this page to individually download specific presentations and tools that interest you.
Survey Manager Presentation (All)
Survey Manager Presentations are used for SMART Survey Manager capacity building events.
Download all Survey Manager Presentations.
For slower internet connections, please download the PDF files.
Download all PDF Survey Manager Presentations.
Survey Manager Training Manual
The training manual comprehensively outlines all of the steps to running an survey manager-level training, including participant selection and logisitical considerations.
Download Training Manual.
Complementary Tools and Resources
Complementary tools and resources include data exercises, software manuals, statistical calculators, required readings, facilitator resources and handouts.
Download Complementary Tools and Resources 1 of 2.
Download Complementary Tools and Resources 2 of 2.
The following annexes include practical resources for each module of the SMART Survey Manager curriculum.
If you have a slower internet connection the Survey Manager modules can be downloaded individually:
- Determine the relevance to conduct a survey according to the context.
- Define the survey objectives in a clear and precise way.
- List the key steps to undertake a cross-sectional survey.
- List the daily verifications to do before leaving to the survey area.
- Choose the most appropriate method for household selection and apply it properly.
- Enumerate the basic procedures to follow once on the field and before leaving it.
- Manage most common special cases that might be encountered on the field.
- Apply the right anthropometric measurement procedures for children 6-59 months.
- Build and use an events calendar to estimate the age of children from 6-59 months.
- Use the weight for height reference tables to determine the nutritional status of measured children.
- Use ENA Data Entry Anthropometry screen appropriately.
- Explain the different graphs and results shown on the ENA Anthropometry Results screen.
- Identify the objectives and the principles of the standardization test.
- Describe the procedures for the standardization test.
- Enter the data of the standardization test into ENA.
- Interpret the results and decide on the appropriate solutions.
- Interpret the different parts of the plausibility report for anthropometry.
- Use parts of this plausibility check for the supervision of teams during data collection.
- Use the evaluation done by this plausibility report to make objective and informed judgment about the quality of their survey.
- Assess the need of undertaking a mortality survey.
- Articulate clear mortality survey objectives.
- Identify which mortality indicators to collect during a survey.
- Define a recall period according to survey objectives.
- Use SMART standardized mortality questionnaires.
- The following tools and resources will assist you in the SMART Survey Manager Training
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