Making All Voices Count is a citizen engagement and accountable governance programme. We aim to harness the transformative potential of unusual partnerships and innovative applications of communication technologies to contribute to fundamental change in the relationship citizens have with the state. We focus the majority of our work in six priority countries – Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania.
An exceptional feature of Making All Voices Count is the inclusion of a significant Research, Evidence and Learning (REL) component – led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – as an integral part of a mainly operational programme.
This component offers an opportunity to build a unique base of evidence on what works in using technology for citizen voice, transparency and accountability, and on how and why it works. This document presents Making All Voices Count’s Research and Evidence Strategy, which is periodically revised during the lifetime of the programme. It focuses on the most relevant and useful contributions the REL component can make, and outlines how the component will be delivered.