Monitoring & Evaluation
Formcarry — Forms for designers and developers.
Formsite.com — Extensible forms for programmer-types.
Esoko — Manage large groups of people with powerful mobile applications and useful market intelligence.
FrontlineSMS — SMS management tools that help you reach more than 3 billion people with the phone already in their pocket.
SocialCops — Data intelligence organization for the developing world. Great case studies and an interesting 'collector' tool.
Indicators Registry — Guidance tool for countries to select indicators, and where possible seek standard definitions and applications of those indicators.
Akvo — Custom-built data collection for international development projects with an emphasis on maps and offline functionality.
Commcare — Data collection app focused on health interventions in developing countries.
DataWinners — Android-only, slick drag-and-drop interface on the web.
Echo Mobile — Mobile data collection platform from Nairobi-based NGO that uses SMS, USSD, and Android data collection.
Feedback Labs — Resources and tools to help you collect feedback — organized by type of collection and sector.
Humanitarian Nomad — Selection tool to help connect your organization or project with a mobile data collection solution.
iFormBuilder — iOS, Android, and SMS app for data collection — many options for data types, and does well with multimedia.
Kashana — An open-source monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) information system for international development.
Lime Survey — Browser-based survey platform that has a range of free and paid versions.
Medic Mobile — Software toolkit that combines smart messaging, decision support, easy data gathering and management, and health system analytics.
Open Data Kit — Open-source suite of tools built for mobile data collection. It underlies a lot of the other internationally-oriented mobile data collection platforms around, and while geared slightly towards developers, is still accessible to field teams as well.
Pendragon — Data collection company with custom data collection tools for iOS and Android. Oriented more towards the enterprise market.
POIMapper — iOS and Android, fairly straightforward but focused on maps (POI is Point of Interest).
Qualtrics — Enterprise analytics firm – works in many sectors and known for industry-standard survey, employee engagement, analytics tools.
Riwi — Global survey platform — oriented towards organizations looking for large samples of pseudo random users.
SMAP — Australia-based consulting group with data collection platform and server.
Survey Monkey — One of the earlier and larger browser-based survey tools — many various features and pricing levels.
Telerivet — Global messaging platform oriented towards SMS communications.
TextIt — SMS messaging platform with interesting built-in flow controls for more natural 2-way communications.
Typeform — Web-based platform for forms. Can also be integrated into other platforms.
Evidence Gap Maps — Evidence gap maps (EGMs) consolidate what we know about what works in particular development sectors or thematic areas. It's very cool and useful, but only available for a limited number of topics relevant to Youth, CED, HE, and ED.
USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse — Largest online resource for USAID-funded technical and program documentation from more than 50 years of USAID's existence, with more than 155,000 documents available for viewing and electronic download.
DME for Peace — Design, monitoring and evaluation for peace-building.
Ona — Social enterprise with a data collection app.
RapidPro — Open-source data collection SMS platform.
Tangerine — Electronic data collection software designed for use on mobile computers, including netbooks, tablet computers and smartphones.