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The following was prepared by Apio Lillian Mercy, WOUGNET’s Information Officer. Although large parts of Uganda have witnessed a long dry spell in recent months, some of the country’s roads have recently been flooded, including in Oyam district where Indigo grantee, WOUGNET, have been busy training local Voluntary Social Accountability Committees (VSAC).

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Indigo grantee iCow have been doing some research work to understand the impact they’ve been having. By their own admission, the dataset is tiny, but the results make for interesting reading and are an indication of the impact that iCow is having, at least on some farmers. Safaricom i cow farmer testimonials from indigotrust

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Every once in a while we’ll get an email or application from someone seeking a scholarship or funds to travel or subsistence costs for volunteering. In an ideal world with unlimited resources, we’d like to help, but the reality is that we simply can’t support individuals seeking this kind of support.

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Fran Perrin, Indigo’s Founder and Director, writes for the March edition of Alliance Magazine.   The full article is reproduced below: A huge amount of work has gone into making international aid flows more open, resulting in the International Aid Transparency Initiative. The work was led by the UK, yet domestic grants made by UK foundations […]

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‘Across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole only about a quarter of adults have accounts at formal financial institutions, and only 3% have credit cards.’ Given this state of affairs, it’s hardly surprising that Africa has developed some unique and innovative ways of banking, saving and accessing credit. From the phenomenal success of mobile banking solutions […]

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In much the same way that many people turn to the internet to find love, entertainment or just pictures of cats dressed in funny things, the world of job hunting is increasingly digital. It makes sense – you can search by profession, area, salary range etc. and saves a lot of time trawling through job […]

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We’re really excited to announce that this week, Parliamentary Monitoring Group, in partnership with mySociety launched People’s Assembly, a Parliamentary Monitoring Site similar to MySociety’s TheyWorkForYou.  This Sunday, I had an article published in City Press, one of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers, focusing on its launch.  Unfortunately, I was camping at the time and […]

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Despite some hashtag-based confusion (#makeitcount is the official hashtag of a very popular piece of wearable tech), last Monday’s conference on big/open data arranged by SciDev.Net provided some interesting food for thought. The #makeitcount conference attempted to bring together a diverse group of people interested in big and/or open data to discuss issues of common […]

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A while ago, I briefly blogged about some of the things we don’t fund. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of more in-depth articles about some of the things we don’t fund. The idea is to give potential applicants as much information as possible about what we do and don’t fund, […]

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Efiko is a mobile social quiz platform designed for school students in Nigeria to enhance learning through self-assessment with topical quizzes tied to the national school curriculum. Efiko is freely available as a mobile web (for all internet enabled mobile phones), Android app and Blackberry app.

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