Organisation: TheyWorkForYou

An effective, dynamic civil society needs basic information to hold people to account, tackle vested interests and drive change. If you are trying to get potholes fixed, a school funded or expose corruption you need to know what rules apply, what’s been done and who is in charge. But in many countries it isn’t possible […]

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Our friends over at mySociety – the brains behind some of Britain’s best known transparency and democracy websites, like TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem and the excellent FixMyTransport – seem to have been incredibly busy recently, so here’s a quick update on their latest developments: They’ve just hosted AlaveteliCon, a conference dedicated to users of Alaveteli, a piece […]

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As part of their admirable commitment to transparency, mySociety recently commissioned independent reports into two of their websites, TheyWorkForYou.com and WriteToThem.com. Through usage statistics and other data, the reports offer an honest and impartial appraisal of the websites’ reach and efficacy. Overall, these sites are achieving their stated aims. WriteToThem, for example, receives 40-50,000 unique […]

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