Commercial Tools


TaroWorks, developed by Grameen Foundation, is a suite of mobile technology tools primarily designed for use by field staff and management for monitoring and evaluation. It is built on the Salesforce platform and accessed in the field via Android devices. Its modular design is fully optimized around specific field management and business analytics needs.

The current version enables users to see PPI results through built-in reports and dashboards. In addition to accessing all PPI scorecards through TaroWorks' survey library, organizations can now see aggregated results as surveys are submitted. The new PPI features include:

  • Pre-built reports for comparing poverty rates: poverty rates for all poverty lines, poverty rates compared against national data, and poverty rates by mobile user
  • Pre-built reports for seeing poverty rates by standard demographic categories: household size, gender, age, tenure as a client
  • Customizable report templates to fit your needs
  • On-device PPI score calculations, even when field staff don't have reception

PPI Data Validation

Download the PPI Data Validation Guide for TaroWorks (log-in required). It shares best practices for collecting data, specifically PPI data, through TaroWorks.

Musoni System

The Musoni System is an MIS hosted on the cloud specifically built for MFIs and SACCOs in Africa. The Musoni System enables MFIs to easily manage their clients, offers a comprehensive range of portfolio and financial reports, includes its own accounting module, and integrates with mobile money.

PPI surveys are included as standard in the Musoni System. Users select the PPI for their country, select the poverty line they wish to track against, and add PPI data for each client. The system automatically calculates the likelihood the client is below the selected poverty line, and the PPI reports make it easy to monitor social performance across the institution. Learn more about how PPI is integrated into the Musoni System here.


SurveyCTO is a field-tested digital data collection platform, based on Open Data Kit (ODK), that helps users collect high quality data using mobile phones, tablets, or computers. Born as an idea out of development economics surveys, in Tamil Nadu, South India, SurveyCTO has since been used for data collection in over 150 countries by various organisations including Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). SurveyCTO was created by Dobility, Inc., a social enterprise geared toward developing useful technology that allows researchers to build data collection tools themselves, without the need for consultants.

Some notable SurveyCTO features include:

  • Graphical user-interface based form design
  • Data quality auditing, including audio audits and automated quality checks
  • Data visualisation, for daily monitoring of data
  • At-rest encryption for guarding sensitive data
  • Data publishing into other systems