1) If the technology was promoted on a commercial basis (e.g. people were supposed to buy it in a shop), the use of a representative sample is only suitable if it is likely to be used by at least 10% of the survey respondents (otherwise the data might not be sufficiently reliable). If only a small number of people purchased the technology, agree with the sellers that they keep records of how many people they sold the product to in the area of your intervention.
2) If the technology was distributed to people (e.g. for free or for a minor contribution), conduct a survey using a representative sample of the recipients. Keep in mind that the indicator measures not how many people received the technology but how many people are using it – that is why it is not possible to use distribution records only.
3) Consider reporting separately on the % of target group members that purchased / received the technology and 1) currently use it and 2) those who do not use it.
4) If a household purchased the product but does not use it, consider asking why the product is not used.
5) If you collect the data by conducting interviews, consider verifying the responses by asking the respondent to show you the product or by asking details about it.