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Valuing Data: How to use it in your grant-making

It would be fair to say that British philanthropists haven’t traditionally made the most of data in their work. But there exist a number of opportunities for British grant-makers to change this and recent research we supported with New Philanthropy … Continue reading

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Indigo Christmas Office Clausure

Ho ho ho! The Indigo team will be out of the office from now until early January. As such, any proposals received during this time will not be reviewed until the New Year and applicants should expect a slower-than-usual response.  Don’t worry, though, we’ll … Continue reading

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Opening Government and Closing Civic Space

Last week saw the Open Government Partnership’s annual summit, which this year took place in Paris. Put briefly, the idea behind the initiative is to make governments ‘more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens’. It’s a voluntary club that now … Continue reading

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Mistrust elections? In Ghana there’s an app for that

What role will tech play in the upcoming Ghanaian elections. In this CNN article, Loren outlines some of the ways in which technology is playing an increasingly important role in everyday and political life in the country.

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Researching Social Tech Ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa

For some years now, we have been supporting social tech communities and ecosystems around sub-Saharan Africa. As a comparatively young field, research in this area is much needed to guide practice both in Africa and also inform work around the … Continue reading

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Organisation Identifiers (and why everyone is talking about them)

On the day that America goes to the polls, it might be something of an exaggeration to say that everyone is talking about organisation identifiers, but it’s certainly something that crops quite often at conferences I go to and meetings I attend. Broadly … Continue reading

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Open data awards, pigeons and behaviour change

Yesterday saw the Open Data Institute’s Annual Summit, which aims to showcase open data work from around the world and bring together individuals and organisations working with open data in the public, private and third sectors. The highlight of yesterday … Continue reading

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