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In today’s world, evidence-based, data-driven approaches to policymaking are becoming ever more precious. This grant to Outbox in Uganda aims to help create a set of tools that government, civil society and the media can use to track political developments in the country. This grant will allow Outbox to hire two software developers and a data […]

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Addressing issues of transparency and accountability is almost always a messy process. Accountability challenges often involve multiple agencies or bodies, citizens from many different walks of life and can take place at a very local level all the way up to the national or international level. Addressing such problems cannot be the sole preserve of […]

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Corruption in the health and pharmaceutical sectors undermine public confidence while squandering valuable public finances. It’s a recognised problem globally and accounts for billions of dollars wasted each year. Through Transparency International’s Health Action Fund, we are hoping to discover innovative technological solutions to some of these problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Our funding will allow […]

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We’re delighted to be launching the new Indigo Trust website. We chose to revamp the site to make it easier to navigate and more intuitive to use for potential applicants, partners and others, while also making use of the open data streams we have published for several years about the grants that we make. While […]

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Shortly after the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union last summer, we made funding available to the Center for Global Development to conduct research into the likely impact of that decision on the UK’s international development and aid policy. The draft of that paper is now available and it identifies several opportunities […]

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We were really interested to receive a report recently from GSMA on its work with hubs in Africa and Asia. The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which is funded by DfID, aims to build collaboration between start-ups and mobile operators, helping mobile operators to overcome challenges innovating in emerging markets, and helping start-ups overcome challenges […]

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mHub in Malawi was established by Rachel Sibande in 2013. Over the last three years, it has seen around 4,000 young people come through its doors and take part in activities within the hub. This short news film from Voa News gives some background to the hub. The Joint Hub Fund is supporting mHub this […]

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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 Capital outlines some of the ways this can be achieved: From the funding application process […]

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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 be sure to read all of your emails, tweets and listen to any voicemails you […]

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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 boasts some 75 countries across the globe and 2016 has seen it face some of […]

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