Tools and Software


The tools and software are regrouped by alphabetical order, so you can easily search for the ones that will be relevant to you. Please feel free to inform us about a new one or to update the information about these tools and software: Contact us! 

APP The Advocacy Progress Planner (APP) is a free online “logic model builder” designed to help advocacy organizations incorporate evaluation into their strategic planning. It helps you clarify key campaign elements: goals and impacts; audience; inputs; activities and tactics; and benchmarks that signal progress toward goals.

Continuous Progress Advocacy Tools Continuous Progress Advocacy Tools provide a step-by-step roadmap for planning advocacy efforts and conducting evaluations before, during, and after a campaign. Whether you are an advocate just setting your goals or a grantmaker knee-deep in execution, these practical tools help ensure that you are making the most of your efforts. Continuous Progress offers guides for both domestic and global issues. 

DoView DoView –No pain strategic planning & outcomes management with a DoView model for visual prioritization, alignment between activities & measurement. Visual outcomes and results planning.

Dylomo Dylomo is a free, web-based tool that can be used to create interactive, online logic models. Its development involved a user-testing experience at the Canadian Evaluation Society conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in June 2016, and was demonstrated at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Australia, 2016. 

Logalto Logalto is a Monitoring & Evaluation software for development projects, NGOs and foundations, ministries, government institutions and donors.

Logframe The logical framework or logframe is a free project management tool, that can be used to design, implement, monitor and evaluate a project. 

MicroSiris Free statistical software MicroSiris is a comprehensive statistical and data management package for Windows (Comparison with SPSS and SAS). Derived from OSIRIS IV, a statistical and data management package developed and used at the University of Michigan, MicrOsiris includes special techniques for data mining (SEARCH) and analysis of nominal- and ordinal-scaled data (MNA, MCA) and an interface to Michigan Survey Research Center‘s missing values imputation variance estimation and regression software for complex sampling designs, IVEware (included with MicrOsiris).

Presentation tools This web page provides links to a variety of presentation tools that are available on the world wide web.  

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.[2] 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.

Tableau SoftwareTableau Software helps people see and understand data. Offering a revolutionary new approach to business intelligence, Tableau allows you to quickly connect, visualize, and share data with a seamless experience from the PC to the iPad. Create and publish dashboards and share them with colleagues, partners, or customers—no programming skills required.

Theory Maker This is a free web app for making diagrams of theories of change, logframes, etc. It is an open-sourced web-based tool, quick and simple way of creating a theory of change.

TOCO Theory of Change Online or “TOCO”, is an accessible, easy-to-use learning tool for creating and implementing a Theory of Change. It provides users with a flexible drawing canvas for building, editing, and soliciting feedback. A free version is available.

yEd yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams.