This project began in December 2008. A relevance survey was conducted by the IUHPE with IUHPE Board of Trustee members and key regional actors that confirmed the interest for such a tool, as well as its utility. This work helped to produce a list of categories to consider in the selection of tools and to conduct a census of tools that can be part of this directory. Focus groups with practitioners in Quebec and around the world were used to adjust the categories of research, develop the structure and basic functionality of the directory.

Over one hundred tools were identified and validated. Fact sheets to identify and select the desired tool in the directory have been produced and translated (English / French).

Ultimately, the listings have been translated and available in English, French and Spanish and will point to the designated tool regardless of its original language.

The uploading of the directory on this website is planned for the end of 2013.