Category Archives: Democratic Transparency/Accountability

My First Work Week in South Africa

As most of you probably know, I’ve moved to South Africa for 6 months.  I’ll still be continuing my usual Indigo role as Executive and will also be focusing on ramping up our efforts in South Africa in the lead … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing with CIPESA: An Update

Much of the following post is taken directly from an end-of-grant report submitted to us by CIPESA. Appendices and personal details have been removed. Background In June 2013, The Indigo Trust supported the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East … Continue reading

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SeyLII: Progress towards an e-Grey Book for Seychelles

In a partly codified legal system like the Seychelles, legislation is the basis of legal discourse and analysis. However, it has not been possible for lawyers or even the judiciary in the Seychelles to have access to a clear document … Continue reading

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Looking global: TAIs and corruption in Latin America

In some respects, Latin America is very similar to Africa. Both regions have troubled political histories and have a transparency and accountability initiative (TAI) landscape dominated by citizen-led organisations. Notably, the development of many countries in both regions is hampered … Continue reading

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The Future of Open Data

A few days ago, mySociety’s Tom Steinberg wrote a blog post on the future of open data. In particular, are we moving towards a future in which open data is built into the very pieces of software we use? It’s … Continue reading

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Odekro: A Marketing Grant

Just over a year ago we announced a grant to the Ghanaian organisation, Hutspace, to produce Ghana’s first parliamentary monitoring website, Odekro. Working in conjunction with mySociety, Hutspace launched the site just ahead of last year’s election. Despite a peak … Continue reading

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HiveColab Host a Hackathon

The following is a guest post kindly prepared by HiveColab about a recent Tech-in-Governance hackathon funded by Indigo. The 15th and 16th November 2013 marked the start of technology revolutionizing governance in Uganda when Hive Colab with support from Indigo … Continue reading

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Loren’s Latest Guardian Article: Accessing Information-Bridging The Digital Divide in Africa

I’ve been writing for the Guardian again. This time I focus on how we ensure that the large majority of the population across the African continent, who are unable to access the internet still have access to critical information about … Continue reading

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Democratic Data in Africa – What, Where and How

We’ve been doing a little reseach into the availability of different sorts of democratic data in Africa. We’ve looked at the availability of information on things like names of MPs and party affiliations, lists of legislation and expenditure/budget information. The … Continue reading

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Grant Report in an Infographic

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