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The following text was prepared by our grantee who are changing their name. We’ll let them explain why… We are changing our name. “Code for South Africa” has served us well, but it does not do justice to what we do: use data and technology to promote more informed decision making that drives social change. […]

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It can be hard to talk about failure, particularly when charities are competing for resources and recognition.  None of us likes to admit that things go wrong.  However, in the social change sector, if we want to take risks and innovate with new approaches, failures at times are inevitable.   As long as we move forward […]

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In January this year I was lucky enough to visit Ethiopia for the first time. During my time in Addis Ababa I was able to pay a visit to xHub and IceAddis, both hubs which are being supported by the Fund for Technology Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa this year. These were my first visits to […]

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With a general election coming up later this year, scrutiny of the Kenyan parliament should be stronger than usual. We hope that Mzalendo – one of the most respected and impartial sources of information on Kenya’s parliament – will feature heavily in that process. That’s why we’re delighted to be supporting them with a grant […]

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We have supported a large number of hubs from South Africa to Somaliland and Liberia to Nigeria. Some of these are still receiving funding from the Fund for Technology Innovation Hubs in sub-Saharan Africa while others have achieved sustainability and no longer require support. What follows is simply a brief description of each hub, what […]

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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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