We maintain and host KoboToolbox, a data collection, management, and visualization platform used globally for humanitarian action, development, environmental protection, peacebuilding, and human rights.
More than 14,000 non-governmental and international organizations use our tools to create data-driven social impact across the world. KoboToolbox is also actively used by virtually all United Nations agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, as well as more than 350 government institutions and many international development banks.
Our tools are built to foster deeper engagement with and accountability to local communities. Our multilingual features enable users to work more effectively in local and global teams and to collect more diverse and accurate data. As a result, more than 170 million people in humanitarian crises were positively impacted by organizations using KoboToolbox between 2016–2021, according to an independent audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Improving humanitarian assistance in Syria
Transforming humanitarian work through voice capture and translation
Helping displaced populations in Ukraine
Conducting demographic survey of displaced households in Syria
Supporting emergency response efforts in Moldova
Bridging the gap between data science and disaster relief in Colombia
Enhancing community resilience and disaster response in the Caribbean
Monitoring and evaluation of disaster rapid response framework implementation in Zimbabwe
Monitoring of supplementary immunization activities
Combating malaria during a pandemic
Examining risk factors for type 2 diabetes
Building awareness of breast cancer symptoms
Assessing attitudes, knowledge, and practices related to foodborne diseases
Supporting rural development in the Philippines
Improving monitoring and evaluation capacity in challenging environments
Documenting attacks on healthcare
Promoting an evidence-based protection response
Geospatial mapping to help end poverty
Real-time monitoring of peacebuilding projects
Remote monitoring of projects in crisis and conflict situations
Environmental protection and climate change
Preventing extinction of native plants
Tracking dragonfly migration across continents
Reducing the impacts of climate-related risks on food security in Fiji
Preserving critically endangered marine life in the Mediterranean
Supporting girls’ resistance in Sierra Leone
Assessing physician work fatigue and well-being in Lebanon
How community advisory boards promote community engagement in health research in Uganda
Mapping plant distributions in Pennsylvania
Visualizing spatial data linked to coastal archaeology artifacts
Prioritizing digital skills training needs in the heritage sector (see Morecambe Bay Partnership Survey)
For more examples of how KoboToolbox partners and users are making a difference on the ground, see the impact stories on our blog.
Theory of change
Our theory of change is that by making detailed, reliable, and up-to-date data available on a regular basis in order to monitor key indicators of progress in key development goals (food security, education, and peace), national and state governments, as well as multilateral and non-governmental actors will be in a position to make better decisions to break the cycle of violence and achieve key development goals.