Guides and Tools

This library of "DemTools" consists of software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology-related resources for the democracy community. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a curated list of tools and resources known by DemTech experts to be valuable for enabling democratic actors to conduct their work in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way.

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A project management tool, primarily used for software development.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A one-size-fits all solution for visualizing data from a variety of sources, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, stabilization and transition, democracy and governance, and economic development.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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ODK Collect

An open-source tool for collecting, managing, and using data on mobile devices even when without an internet connection.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A global trend tracking, prediction technology and access to fast-changing consumer and citizen sentiment in all countries.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A customer relationship management service.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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An online service for project management. It is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A mass email sending service that integrates with Civi.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A data visualization tool primarily used for creating graph-type data visualizations and maps.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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A smartphone-based SMS gateway that allows users to broadcast messages or surveys.

Date Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Co/Act Toolkit

Human-centered design frameworks start by identifying who a product is for and then placing them at the center of the product strategy. The Co/Act toolkit adapts and expands this approach to design digital products, services, or campaigns through modular do-it-yourself style activities that are aggressively low cost, high impact, interdisciplinary, and focused on building the capacity of participants. Co/Act will help you design more powerful products, services, and campaigns by centering them on your community, stakeholders, and colleagues - ensuring that the end result is more inclusive and therefore democratic.

Date Updated: Jun 10, 2021