Tag Archives: accountability

Citizen Tech Combats Corruption in Uganda: Loren’s Huffington Post Article

We’ve been working closely with a number of groups in Uganda which are working hard to enable citizens to combat corruption and work with government and others to improve service delivery. We’ve experimented with a user design process involving mySociety, … Continue reading

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They Work for You: Monitoring Parliament and Why It’s Worth It

It’s hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making … Continue reading

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Follow the Money (Denmark+Nigeria)

I’ve recently been watching the excellent Danish crime drama, Follow the Money. The basic premise of the show is as follows: Renewable energy firm, Energreen, is exploiting migrant workers and indulging in some creative accounting practices in its search for … Continue reading

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Following the Money in Nigeria

Visitors to the Indigo site may already be familiar with the work of CODE in Nigeria (formerly Follow the Money). CODE, which uses data, social media and offline campaigning to press for more accountable and effective government, has previously received … Continue reading

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Using Tech to Give Marginalised Citizens a Voice

Just before leaving for South Africa, I gave a talk at the ODI Summit in London on how we can leverage the power of mobile and web technology to foster accountable institutions and active, informed citizens.  It showcases examples from our … Continue reading

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Follow The Money: How School Children in Palestine Improved their own Water Supply

A couple of weeks ago I wrote you you about how Focal Integrity Cameroon supported communities to use financial data to expose corruption and demand better services, bringing new classrooms to school children in Buea. It’s not often we journey … Continue reading

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Follow The Money: How citizen action on budgets led to 4 new classrooms and saved the taxpayer $6000

The Open Government Partnership and other similar initiatives have resulted in government data including budgets, contracts and procurement processes being made publicly available in some countries. Elsewhere, civic groups are working hard to access such information, which is crucial if … Continue reading

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