Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment (MEIA) Resources

Humane Society International

The HSI reports and published papers provide examples of how monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment (MEIA) informs our dog and cat welfare and population management work. Each report and paper is available online as a downloadable PDF. The HSI mobile applications and other useful mobile applications are listed as possible resources to help others with their data-driven programs.



HSI Mobile Applications

HSI has developed mobile applications to gather and track data for spay/neuter, catch-neuter-vaccinate-return (CNVR) of dogs and mass vaccination programs.

  • Spay and Neuter program mobile application
    HSI currently uses this app to track the data and measure the progress of the catching and sterilizing of dogs (CNVR). It records each dog’s GPS location when caught and creates a map to assist with the release of street dogs to their original location. In addition, the app helps us track the steps between catching and release, such as pre- and post-op care, surgery data, as well as a photograph to identify each dog.
  • Mass Vaccination mobile application
    HSI currently uses this app in areas where mass vaccinations campaigns are implemented to monitor rabies vaccinations done in that area and calculate outputs. The app creates geo-fencing to guide vaccination teams, restricts vaccination effort to a desired area, records dog photos and welfare details, records GPS location and produces reports.

Humane Society International is the leading expert on data-driven dog and cat population management.

If you are conducting a spay/neuter or mass vaccination program and would like to know about HSI’s apps and how they might be useful for your program, please contact

Other Useful Mobile Applications

  • CyberTracker
    For wildlife, CyberTracker is an efficient method of GPS field data collection. It can be used on a smartphone or mobile device to record any type of observation. It requires no programming skills and allows customization for an application for tailored data collection needs. It enables users with no GIS skills to view and analyze their data in tables, maps and graphs on a Windows PC.
  • Kobo Toolbox
    For disaster relief efforts and other purposes, Kobo Toolbox technology platform works online and offline, using mobile phones, tablets, or computers, through apps or web-based interface, making it useful for conditions with limited connectivity. The platform offers the ability to share links and record location.
  • Epicollect5
    For specific data collection, this platform is useful for designing simple to complex questionnaire forms. Projects are created by using the web application then downloaded to a device to perform the data collection.
  • Google forms
    For creating and sharing online forms and surveys, Google forms is easy to use and design. Shareable links can be sent to individuals to fill in a form and responses can be analyzed in real-time.

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