Monitoring and evaluation made easier for the success of your development projects
Akvo Really Simple Reporting: where all your monitoring and evaluation processes come together. Increase collaboration and transparency, improve decision making, and share the results of your projects with the people who need to see them.
RSR enables you to monitor the results of all your projects in one platform, in a shared format that everyone understands.
Create reports at the click of a button or customise your reports based on your needs. Publish your results to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
Make the scope and range of your work visible and discoverable. RSR can also be integrated with your website or an Akvo Site.
We take a collaborative, partnership approach to supporting you on your data journey. Akvo provides a range of services from project design and results monitoring to reporting and open data sharing.
What our partners say
“RSR completely transformed our monitoring and information sharing process. It helped authenticate our project information through GPS locations, photographic evidence and real time updates direct from the field. When we need to share information about a specific project, we just give the RSR link. Our partners use it very passionately and results are visible. They’re very motivated when they see their stories on the website. It helped them a lot to showcase their work.”
Assistant Program Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation
“Akvo RSR has helped us promote the need for open transparency and accountability in the use of donor funds on projects in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. We have been able to move the needle on the urgent need for open data that has allowed discussions to take place around what good governance on projects actually looks like.”
NDLink project manager
“Akvo is a value driven organisation, genuinely motivated by transparency and adding more benefits to IATI compatible reporting. RSR gives us an easy way to publish projects in IATI, a great way to openly monitor the progress of each project and useful tools for donor reporting too. The minimum publication standards of RSR increase the quality of IATI reporting and help to make the information understandable and accessible for the wider public.”
Senior specialist for ICT4D and innovation
Our staff have an in-depth understanding of technology and the international development sector. We provide local and remote training, consultancy and support services to help you optimise your planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) processes.
We train people – from data specialists, through to people who’ve never seen a smartphone before – to use Akvo RSR to its full potential. We have offices and experienced training staff all around the world.
When you have a question or an issue with Akvo RSR, we’re here to support you both online and on location. Besides our online documentation, we provide regional and remote technical support with offices and staff spread across the world.
Akvo’s technical consultants are there to provide expert advice on the smooth usage of information technology tools, from the application of APIs to IT process design. They are located in all of Akvo’s main hubs.
A thorough understanding of context is key to your project’s success. Which factors will influence your project? What work has already been done? Who was involved? We’ll help you look at the bigger picture and lay a strong foundation for your data planning.
Theory of change
Shaping your data journey requires a clear understanding of cause and effect. How will your project contribute to impact? Together, we can create, contextualise, and review your Theory of Change to ensure that what you do leads to your desired impact.
Results Monitoring framework
In order to measure your progress, you need to monitor key indicators. We can help you design your results monitoring framework, from deciding which results need to be tracked to defining the indicators you’ll use to measure them.
Monitoring data collection
Monitoring data collection as it happens can help prevent problems down the line, but knowing how to verify the data collection process can be a challenge. Is the quality up to scratch? Is your sampling going as planned? We can support you in these checkups.
Knowing how to analyse your data to extract the insights that matter can be a challenge. We have data experts around the world to help you translate your data into information that can be used. This involves everything from data quality checks, to cleaning, transformation, and analysis.
Visualising your data brings it to life, and knowing how to visualise it in the right way for the right people gives it meaning. Our data analysts and GIS experts can help you translate your data into clear, compelling, and actionable visuals.
Unlock the stories in your data and share them with the people who need to see them. We can help you communicate the insights gained through your data with visually pleasing and easily digestible dashboards, reports, and interactive sites.
Maximise the potential of various datasets, from data you have collected to data from other sources. We use a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to help you discover the hidden patterns in your datasets.
We automate to achieve efficiency. Automatic report creation is a major time saver. Our technical consultants can develop custom reports to meet your organisation’s needs.
Open data sharing
Contribute to or make use of open data platforms such as the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx). We can help you work with various formats, integrate different data sources, and ensure the data is useful for the audience.
Define your objectives and indicators, monitor and assess your projects, and follow your progress using a simple web interface.
The RSR results framework reduces the reporting burden, making it easy for everyone working on a project to regularly report on the results they’ve achieved without the need of email or spreadsheets.
Define results indicators at the programme overview level and import relevant indicators, or the entire results framework, to the project level of implementing partners.
View and export project data
Create reports using templates, or customise your own reports based on your organisation’s or donors’ requirements. View, export and share your reports at the click of a button.
Publish your results to the International Aid Transparency Initiative registry, no coding required. Import IATI files to RSR and enrich them with photos, videos and updates.
Export data via CSV file, IATI XML, JSON, RSS feed, Word, PDF, XLS or social media like Twitter or Facebook.
Your projects online
Publish an RSR web page for each project and communicate key facts, from who is doing what and where to who is benefitting and how.
Integration with your website or a new site
RSR can be integrated with your existing website, incorporating your own branding style. If you prefer, we can create a standalone site for you.
RSR allows you and your implementing partners to share the journey of your work through pictures and videos from the field, enhancing your qualitative data for reporting.
Team members can post project updates so that everyone knows what’s happening. These updates can be incorporated into your monitoring and reporting, enriching your qualitative data.
Desk or field
The Akvo RSR Up Android app lets you prepare project updates from the field on your smartphone, even when you’re out of signal range, and instantly publish when online again.