20 Monitoring and Evaluation Tools

Beyond the use of the popular Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Project, Google Spreadsheet, Google Forms, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), STATA, MaXQDA, there are other tools evaluators can leverage on to deliver on evaluand policies, programs, and project. In this resource, I have outlined twenty of them and I hope any of them will be useful for your work. If you know of any other ones, please do not hesitate to add them in the comment box, and we will be happy to add them to the list. Happy M&E Tooling!

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S/N Tool/Software What it does URL
1 Changeroo Changeroo is an online tool to develop and manage high-quality Theories of Change. It supports the development of a learning culture and helps turn a ToC into a living document of critical reflection and co-creation, offers a basis for communication and engagement, and eventually makes ToC thinking truly a strategic management approach to creating societal value. https://changeroo.com/
2 Continuos Progress Adocacy Tools Continuous Progress provides you with a step-by-step roadmap for planning your advocacy programs and conducting evaluations before, during and after your campaign. http://fp.continuousprogress.org/
3 CMapIT A GIS software that can be used to create simple interactive maps, edit maps, and analyze satellite imagery. https://cmapit.io/
4 DevResults A purpose-built software for managing M&E data. It lets teams spend less time piecing together scattered data and creating reports, and more time on implementation and programming to make real improvements in people’s lives. The software is web-based, with features that include online and offline data collection, data visualization, reporting tool, interactive maps, etc. DevResults is used successfully by global development organizations of various sizes, including US government agencies and USAID implementing partners. https://www.devresults.com/
5 DoView A software used in drawing results (even in realtime) roadmaps. Used in over 50+ countries to visulaize strategies, outcomes and impact for everyone to see. http://doview.com/
6 Dylomo A free web-based tool that you can use to build and present program logic models that you can interact with.It helps you to visually focus on specific chains of logic within a logic model (which is especially useful when you have large or complicated models) https://dylomo.com/
7 Kinaki Kinaki is a unique and intuitive project design, data collection, analysis, reporting and sharing tool.It provides a platform for timely and meaningful project monitoring systems for humanitarian, development and social service organizations. https://kinaki.ca/
8 Kobo Tools KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for offline and online field data collection for use in challenging environments. The software is free and open source. Most users are people working in humanitarian crises, as well as aid professionals and researchers. https://www.kobotoolbox.org/
9 Logalto A Collaborative Web-Based Software for Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Projects. LogAlto enhances the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of development projects, NGOs and foundations, ministries, government institutions and donors. https://www.logalto.com/en/
10 Logframer Logframer uses the basic structure of the logical framework or logframe to describe various components of a project, such as the objectives, the activities, the resources as well as possible external influences on the project (risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies)As at June 16, 2017 Logframer has been downloaded 31,000 times. http://www.logframer.eu/
11 MicOsiris MicrOsiris is a comprehensive statistical and data management package for Windows. MicrOsiris includes special techniques for data mining (SEARCH) and analysis of nominal- and ordinal-scaled data. MicrOsiris handles up to 80,000 variables and can import up to 20,000 variables from SPSS, SAS, STATA, UNESCO IDAMS, and Excel. http://www.microsiris.com/
12 NVivo NVivo gives you a place to organize, store and retrieve your data so you can work more efficiently, save time and rigorously back up findings with evidence. Import data from virtually any source – text, audio, video, emails, images, spreadsheets, online surveys, social and web content and more.
13 Power Calculator This calculator can help you understand the power of your experimental design to detect treatment effects.The calculator can be used to conduct power calculations for individual-level randomization, clustered designs, and with binary or continuous outcome variables. https://egap.shinyapps.io/power-app/
14 Prezi Prezi is a template-based presentation solution that you can use to create persuasive and engaging presentations with unique movement between “slides” and key points. Prezi maps out your whole presentation on an overall track that you decide. https://prezi.com/
15 QGIS QGIS functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyze and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps. QGIS supports both raster and vector layers; vector data is stored as either point, line, or polygon features. Multiple formats of raster images are supported, and the software can georeference images. https://www.qgis.org/en/site/
16 Tableau Tableau allows you to quickly connect, analyze, visualize, present and share data with a seamless experience from the PC to the iPad. It allows you to create and publish dashboards and share them with colleagues, partners, or customers. https://www.tableau.com/
17 Theory Maker Theory Maker is a free web app for making any kind of causal diagram, i.e. a diagram which uses arrows to say what contributes to what. You make the diagrams just by typing the names of the elements (called variables) in a structured way into a (resizeable) window, and you get a live diagram as output which reflects what you type. http://theorymaker.info/
18 TOCO Theory of Change Online (TOCO) a web-based software (no download required) that you can use to design and edit and store your Theory of Change, learn the concepts of theory of change, and capture your outcomes, indicators, rationales and assumptions in an interactive graphical environment. https://www.theoryofchange.org/
19 Toladata A digital tool that can be used in collecting real – time data with ease; data management; create a results framework and build an indicator plan to track your program’s performance; visualize and share your results. https://www.toladata.com/
20 yEd yEd is a desktop and online application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams.It can create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Its automatic layout algorithms can arrange large data sets with just the press of a button.yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and macOS. https://www.yworks.com/


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