M&E Software: A List

Posted on 3 November, 2011 – 12:57 PM

Well, the beginnings of a list…

Please note: No guarantee can be given about the accuracy of information provided on the linked websites about the M&E software concerned, and its providers

Stand alone systems

  • AidProject M+E for Donor-funded aid projects
  • Flamingo and Monitoring Organiser: “In order to implement FLAMINGO, it is crucial to first define the inputs (or resources available), activities, outputs and outcomes”
  • HIV/AIDS  Data Capturing And Reporting Platform[Monitoring and Evaluation System]
  • Impact Execution Software -from Newdea –  Bridging the gap between activities and outcomes for funders and programs
  • PacPlan: “Results-Based Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Software and Process Solution”
  • Prome Web: A project management, monitoring and evaluation software. Adapted for aid projects in developing countries
  • Sigmah: “humanitarian project management open source software”

Online systems

  • Activity Info: “an online humanitarian project monitoring tool, which helps humanitarian organizations to collect, manage, map and analyze indicators. ActivityInfo has been developed to simplify reporting and allow for real-time monitoring”
  • AKVO: “a paid-for platform that covers data collection, analysis, visualisation and reporting”
  • DevResults: “web-based project management tool specially designed for the international development community.” Including M&E, mapping, budgeting, checklists, forms, and collaboration facilities.
  • Granity: “Management and reporting software for Not-for-profits Making transparency easy”
  • IndiKit: Guidance on SMART indicators for relief and development programmes
  • Kashana: An open sourced, web-based Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) product for development projects and organisations
  • Kobo Toolbox: “a free, more user-friendly way to deploy Open Data Kit surveys. It was developed with humanitarian purposes in mind, but could be used in various contexts (and not just for surveys). There is an Android data collection app that works offline”
  • Logalto:”Collaborative Web-Based Software for Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Projects”
  • M&E Online: “Web-based monitoring and evaluation software tool”
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Online: Online Monitoring and Evaluation Software Tool
  • Systmapp: “cloud-based software that uses a patent-pending methodology to connect monitoring, planning, and knowledge management for international development organisations”
  • TCS Aid360: “a web-based system enabling digitisation for the social development sector. It is a modular solution that supports Grant Management, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation”
  • Views  online monitoring, evaluation and reporting system
  • WebMo: Web-based project monitoring for development cooperation

Survey supporting software

  • EpiSurveyor lets anyone create an account, design forms, download them to phones, and start collecting data in minutes, for free.
  • EthnoCorder is mobile multimedia survey software for your iPhone
  • KoBoToolbox is a suite of tools for field data collection for use in challenging environments. Free and open source
  • Magpi 
  • Mobile data collection tools – Comparison matrix – 13 tools including above
  • Online Survey Comparison Chart, comparing six different services
  • Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solution
  • REDCap,a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases… specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations
  • Sensemaker(c) “links micro-narratives with human sense-making to create advanced decision support, research and monitoring capability in both large and small organisations.”

Sector specific tools

  • Mwater for WASH, which explicitly aims to make the data (in this case water quality). Free and open source
  • Adaptive Management Software for Conservation projects. https://www.miradi.org/

Qualitative data analysis

  • Dedooose, A cross-platform app for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods research with text, photos, audio, videos, spreadsheet data and more
  • Nvivo, powerful software for qualitative data analysis.
  • HyperRESEARCH “…gives you complete access and control, with keyword coding, mind-mapping tools, theory building and much more”.

Program Logic Modelling

  • DoView – Visual outcomes and results planning
  • Dylomo: ” a free* web-based tool that you can use to build and present program logic models that you can interact with”
  • IdeaTree – Simultaneous Collaboration & Brainstorming Using Mind Maps
  • Logframer 1.0 “a free project management application for projects based on the logical framework method”
  • Theory maker: a free web app by Steve Powell for making any kind of causal diagram, i.e. a diagram which uses arrows to say what contributes to what.
  • TOCO – Theory of Change Online. A free version is available.
  • DCED’s Evidence Framework – more a way of using a website than software as such, but definitely an approach that is replicable by others.
  • yEd – diagram editor that can be used to generate drawings of diagrams.  FREE. PS: There is now a web-based version of this excellent network drawing application

Excel-based tools

  • EvalC3: Tools for exploring and evaluating complex causal configurations, developed by Rick Davies (Editor of MandE NEWS). Free and available with Skype video support

Other lists

Other other

If you have software, or lists of software, which you would like to see added here, please use the Comment facility below

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  1. 20 Responses to “M&E Software: A List”

  2. Hi Rick, nice page.

    Addition on the mobile software: Ethnocorder (www.ethnocorder.com)

    And what about sensemaker suite.

    regards, wouter

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    By Wouter Rijneveld on Nov 4, 2011

  3. Hi,

    I’ve updated a couple of times the following open wiki page trying to build step by step a repository of all available tools for the aid sector:

    In this list, I see 5 M&E tools which could be added in your list:
    KoBoToolbox (using ODK)
    ViewWorld (using ODK)

    I hope that could be useful.
    I’ll be glad if you could give me a way (RSS feed, low traffic twitter account, email newsletter, etc.) where I could follow the evolution of your list focused on M&E.



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    By Olivier Sarrat on Nov 4, 2011

  4. There is also Prome Web for result-based management. A lot of features too (eg. modules for documents, procurements…).


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    By sarah on Nov 7, 2011

  5. Hi Rick,

    I found MethodSpace and perhaps it could be interesting to have listed too: http://www.methodspace.com/

    Great work! Well done!


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    By Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella on Nov 15, 2011

  6. Dear Rick,
    The list of M&E software is very impressive. You are great and an invaluable pillar the world of M&E professional. I have been receiving MandD News for the last four years which have been of immense use in my work.

    I am writing this to solicit your kind advice on the following:
    1. Where can I buy the above-listed M&E software?
    2. Do you have a training course on application of the software

    Please also advise in detail how I can put the software in regular application in the Horticulture and Livestock Project.

    Kindest Regards.


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    By Jit Pradhan Bhuktan on Dec 1, 2011

  7. Hi,

    I need a M&E Software.So please Which software is best for us.. We need a M&E Log based online system and its may be Program and project and Indicator and Activity / Sub Activity and export report in Word, excel and pdf.. report will be generate as per user requirement.. so need to custom report generation system…
    if you have best solution please help me .

    M Andana
    M&E Manager

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    By M Andana on Jan 7, 2012

  8. Thanks for taking note of our EpiSurveyor mobile data software (www.episurveyor.org). I notice that you put “Kenya” in parentheses after our entry, but you don’t clearly indicate to the reader what such a notation means. Just to be clear: EpiSurveyor is developed by DataDyne’s Kenya development team, but EpiSurveyor is a cloud-based solution that can be used by anyone in any country.

    In fact, EpiSurveyor is the most widely-used mobile data solution in the development sector, with more than 6000 users in more than 170 countries worldwide. Organizations using EpiSurveyor include UNICEF, WHO, the International Federation of the Red Cross, JSI, Abt Associates, Tula, Camfed, the World Bank, the IFC, CDC the Smithsonian Institution, and many, many government ministries.

    EpiSurveyor is used in health, conservation, supply chain, and many other fields. The mobile app runs on basic Symbian phones, Android, Blackberry, and (starting next week) iPhone. And simple data can be collecting using SMS from any phone.

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    By Joel Selanikio on Jan 9, 2012

  9. Hi

    Flamingo Monitoring Organiser is a web based M&E tool built on RBM – Results Based Management principles . It captures logframe info, action plan , results plan, and budget plan. It helps to build an M&E system that can make the program or project active and system controlled.

    It is available on annual subscription basis at a cost of USD 1000 for 10 projects.

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    By Nathan on Jan 17, 2012

  10. I would be pleased to have our M&E / RBM / Performance Management system added to the list. Our Live Enterprise Accountability Framework (LEAF) system is currently being deployed worldwide by UN Women and is in use by major Canadian government ministries. Please feel free to contact me and visit our website for more details.

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    By Sailesh Patry on Feb 9, 2012

  11. Web Based M&E Software

    There is a software called M&E Online which is very comprehensive. It is being used by many NGOs funded by USAID and World bank. It also has capability of managing multi country projects. You can check out the details at http://www.mandeonline.com

    M&E Online is a ready to deploy software tool. Works on Web, Offline mode & any Mobile Phone with GPRS. It is a M&E Framework where your existing Forms & Workflows can be mapped. We also have a complete Grants Management System which works integrated with the M&E system

    Website Link: http://mandeonline.com

    The Software Application has following features:
    1) Dynamic Dash Board: A Drag & Drop Customizable Dashboard of Key Performance Indicators for each user.
    2) GIS: Map your Beneficiaries / Service Providers on the Country Map for better identification & demarcation
    3) Program Details: Captures Data on the Beneficiaries of your Program and let you analyze the same vis-à-vis the demographics.
    4) Project & Budget Management: Can monitor how much funds have been utilised against each activity of the Project.
    5) Trip Management & Success Stories
    6) Data Entry & Reports: Data Collection from the Field & Analysis and Consolidation of the Reports.
    7) Survey Module: Conduct Custom Surveys & Dynamic Surveys (Create Surveys on the Fly)
    8) Training: Schedule Training, Invite participants by SMS & E-mail Alerts. Get Confirmation on attendance. Upload Participant List after Trainings end.
    9) E-Learning: Video, E-Books, News & Articles
    10) Workflow Management: Assign tasks to field officers on Workflows with alerts & deadlines
    11) Export to Excel, Word, PDF & SPSS or any of your existing Enterprise application like SAP / Oracle etc.

    Please do write back for any further queries or details on our M&E Software Tool. Also add me on Skype “mandeonline” for any further demo or discussions.

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    By Web Based M&E Software on Jan 23, 2014

  12. You can also add LogAlto to the list of Online M&E software :)

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    By sarah on Apr 14, 2016

  13. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. has developed TCS Aid360, a web based system enabling digitization for the social development sector. It is a modular solution that supports Grant Management, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation. For more information and to download a brochure visit http://www.tcs.com/aid360/pages/default.aspx

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    By Aid360 on Jun 21, 2016

  14. Hi there,

    You might also want to check out Granity, it’s a comprehensive cloud-based system for monitoring and evaluation, data collection, management and reporting. Projects can be monitored in real-time across multiple locations.

    The website is: http://www.granity.org


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    By Sarah M on Jun 23, 2016

    I am providing you a very brief detail of the software here below. We can discuss further details and can answer your queries.
    1. The first page when you login is where the projects are listed.
    2. You click on a project to select it. It will take you to project basic information.
    3. Project Information takes you to more details of a particular project.
    4. Indicators : You may change the parameters to see that they are reflected on the site.
    5. Key Activities: These are the key activities that are being tracked. Here again you can change the parameters.
    6. Personnel Section lists the persons working on monitoring the project. They have different level of privileges as assigned.
    7. Discussions: These are topics for discussion related to the project. So it’s a discussion forum to exchange ideas. It a KM feature.
    8. Document Management : All project related documents can be uploaded and stored in this section.
    9. Notes: The feature is for exchanging notes among team members.
    10. Support Management : It is a ticketing system where the team workers look for solution to their problems.
    11. Beneficiary Assessment : It takes care of the feedback sent by the stakeholders. It thus entails greater accountability.

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    By Raj on Aug 11, 2016

  16. Hello, could you please recommend a software for collecting and reporting dynamic KPI data from multiple countries especially in the electricity sector. Tablaeau seems a bit complex

    Thank you in advance

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    By Jerry on Aug 18, 2016

  17. Hello,
    I am working with an organization having many agriculturalinterventions on the ground, hence we have too much data coming from the field. Can anyone share with me a sample of database having many interventions in different villages having saving groups/producer groups?


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    By SINDI on Nov 24, 2016

  18. SoPact (http://sopact.com) reimagines technology for social impact assessment. To better the world, we believe that uncovering data for operational insights is imperative both at the organization’s operational level and as a contributor to the international community driving collective impact. SoPact is transforming the way impact is assessed and communicated. TurboMetrics is a new technology designed by SoPact specifically for larger social sector organizations to collect, store, and assess their impact data as well as communicate their social impact through simplified report generation.

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    By Unmesh Sheth on Jan 4, 2017

  19. This is hugely helpful. Thanks for compiling it!

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    By Kachina Chawla on Jul 22, 2017

  20. SoPact’s ( http://sopact.com )mission is to enable all organizations and initiatives to assess their human and environmental impact for a more sustainable and resilient future. Our dashboard allows for aggregated and customized data management and visualization.

    This new method for impact data identification, collection, and management will change the way social impact is understood. Our hope is to communicate the reality on the ground with sophisticated data. Our catalog of data includes over 2,500 impact metrics from expert metric reports such as IRIS, UN SDGs, and much more.

    • Cloud based with rapid deployment
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