March 20, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Room CC9, Level -1 (Conference Centre)
How do we check that well-meaning grants are doing everything they were intended to?
Sindhupalcheck was an intervention that engaged citizens to monitor a house reconstruction programme in Sindupalchowk, Nepal.
An NGO was offering financial grants and visits from an engineer to support homeowners rebuilding their own homes. Sindhupalcheck, a real-time mobile app, allowed volunteer monitors to report progress on the houses; the information was uploaded in real-time to a public website which was also accessible to the NGO.
Through the app, volunteer monitors highlighted problems that were hindering the reconstruction effort — problems that otherwise would have been unknown.
TICTeC supports the mission of the non-profit mySociety by bringing together practitioners, commentators, academics and funders to debate, network, and share research and knowledge in the civic tech field.
Paris photo by Joe Parks
Your donations keep this site and others like it running
mySociety Limited is a project of UK Citizens Online Democracy, a registered charity in England and Wales. For full details visit mysociety.org.