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Blog | June 15, 2016 | Indra de Lanerolle

The phrase “It’s not about the tech” has become a truism in the overlapping landscapes of ICT for Development (ICTD), ‘civic tech’ and ‘technology for transparency and accountability’ (T4T&A) - as well as neighbouring fields of social...

Blog | June 21, 2016 | Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

Last month, on the sidelines of the ICT4D conference in Nairobi, I met with Making All Voices Count partners and got to know more about their exciting projects in Africa and Asia.

Meeting with the team from ...

Blog | July 18, 2016 | John Gaventa

In his welcoming remarks at the GPSA Global Partners Forum in May 2016,  Dr. Junaid Ahmad, Chief of Staff of the Office of the World Bank President, told the several hundred participants: "is the bridge for building relationships between...

Blog | July 26, 2016 | Kekeletso Molebatsi

“It struck me that this was new to him—having someone actively solicit his views and opinions on how to make the life of a street trader better…”

As an online ratings platform for public services, South...

Blog | August 2, 2016 | Terence Darko

One of the most challenging issues faced by organisations using technology to support open and accountable governance is understanding just how governments work, and where the opportunities to affect change actually lie. As the tech for...

Blog | August 4, 2016 | Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

The Philippines has known many nicknames. It was once called the ‘text-messaging capital of the world’. When smartphones and social media made their way into the Filipinos’ life, it rightfully won the title of the ‘selfie capital of...

Blog | August 17, 2016 | Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

“So tell me what you want, what you really, really want…”

It’s not often that you find yourself siting in a café in Manila listening to someone quoting the Spice Girls to describe their technology-...

Blog | August 18, 2016 | Anastasia-Areti Gavrili

If you thought that your daily commute to work was difficult – getting the buses in London or riding the (usually late) trains in Amsterdam - and if you think your government should improve public transport, spare a thought for the...

Blog | August 25, 2016 | Faran Mahmood

Imagine a democracy where party leaders’ larger-than-life personality dwarfs the party itself, and where candidates are elected solely on the basis of their political or personal affiliation – regardless of their knowledge of issues, answers...

Blog | September 6, 2016 | Kekeletso Molebatsi

Since the launch of the Yowzit Connect-Tech project in 2014, I find myself constantly talking about creating an active citizenry. The ‘active citizenry’ term comes up up in daily conversations about the programme’s goals and future....

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