Author Archives: mattindigo

Data, Fear and the Next Big Thing

Predictions about the future of technology are notoriously tricky – today’s cutting-edge technology can quickly become tomorrow’s museum piece. They can also be misleading and a source of disappointment: But when Tim Berners-Lee tells you about the ‘next big things’, … Continue reading

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When do we award larger grants?

When Indigo started funding in Africa four years ago, we set out to do something that we felt other funders weren’t doing. Not only did we feel that the potential impact of mobile and web technology was ripe and should … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Development

Alongside a series of NGOs, Indigo has recently endorsed this statement on the importance of transparent, accountable and inclusive institutions. Millions of citizens around the world, particularly youth, are demanding more open and accountable governance. In a public opinion poll, … Continue reading

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Adapt and Change – Amandla’s Campaigns

One of our more recent grantees, Amandla.mobi, has been pretty busy over the summer, adapting its approach to problems and responding to the needs and wants of the community. While they had initially hoped to mobilise large numbers of young … Continue reading

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Proposals to Indigo and Brazil’s World Cup

At funder gatherings or training courses, one of the top questions revolves around how many proposals foundations receive and how likely applicants are to be successful. It’s a huge concern – particularly for smaller trusts and foundations that may be … Continue reading

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2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

The 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance – launched a couple of weeks ago – highlights a largely upward trend in the state of governance in Africa between 2009 and 2013. Much of this trend is apparently down to gains … Continue reading

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Aid Transparency Index 2014 Launched

Publish What You Fund – an organisation campaigning for greater transparency in aid and international development – launched their Aid Transparency Index 2014 yesterday. The report’s overall message is that despite making several international transparency commitments, the vast majority of … Continue reading

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