Water in Sierra Leone is a complicated issue. On the one hand, availability is high; on the other, access is unequally distributed. Civic tech can help, but it’s not the whole solution.
A platform that allows citizens to send free, anonymous messages to local government officials, reducing the cost and increasing the efficiency of communication about public services.
Civic tech that can use open contracting data to save money and improve services generates massive improvements in government spending and quality of life.
Lessons learned from implementing civic engagement processes using web-based platforms for citizens to share ideas for innovating public services and urban plans.
With over 120 Citizen Budgets implemented across North America, Open North have undertaken research on the impact of the tool in different cities.
Roma Capitale expects not only to boost innovation policies at local level but also to improve the civic approach to the city.
Wigan are trying something new: a contract between residents and the council as both sides strive for a better borough. Side deck.
Better design for the case management systems used by social workers. Slide deck.
Consul’s participation software is used by 90 governments in 18 different countries, giving citizens a voice in decisions about their own neighbourhoods. Slide deck.
New ways to look at the world, with data. This presentation included some beautiful charts for those who love data visualisation. Slide deck.
MHCLG share how they are helping Local Government to ‘fix the plumbing’, by putting the basics in place now — and quickly. Slide deck.
Shift discover that by removing judgement, online platforms become more accessible. Slide deck.
How do you effect the fundamental rethink from service user to service provider? Slide deck.
Slide deck running through the benefits of hosting in the cloud.
How the Open Data Institute encouraged take up of their toolkit for data-informed policy development by local councils. A notes document.
Notes from an engaging presentation on how quantitative data changed housing reform law in New York.
Data scientists worked with a foodbank in Huddersfield to understand whether they could predict which customers are most likely to be in need of future support, so that they could intervene early. A notes document.
Sharing components across different areas has helped GOV.UK make efficiencies in processes such as online payments. A slide deck.
A slide deck, in which Hackney and Croydon Councils present experimental approaches to user research.
Looking at four intersecting crises hitting deprived areas of the UK. A slide deck.
Notes from an inspiring panel featuring representatives of the Green Party, FutureGov, Hubub and Friends of the Earth.
A key theme for Nanjala is the effect that technology is having on politics — in her home country of Kenya, but also across Africa and globally.
Sigurlaug Anna Jóhannsdóttir is a Democracy advisor at the City of Reykjavik Council in Iceland.
g0v began as a hacktivist group, and went on to shape Taiwan’s digital policy. One project sought to increase online civic participation. Who could be better positioned to do this work? But things didn’t go as smoothly as anticipated.
mySociety discusses their work comparing different systems of regulation in place within the UK’s devolved nations, and share parts of their upcoming research comparing systems of regulation across Europe.
As real-time data becomes increasingly important for decision-making, Integrity Action‘s DevelopmentCheck tool pushes those in positions of authority to deliver better public services and infrastructure projects.
What should the post-COVID world look like? Civocracy wanted to find out about the hopes and dreams of the French public — but also, what they were willing to sacrifice to make the change happen.
Across South Africa, municipalities recognise that community engagement in local policy-making is crucial for effective governance, but they nonetheless struggle with low and unrepresentative participation.
What are the barriers preventing people from engaging in planning? How do people want to participate? What does good and effective engagement look like?
A global panel mulls over the challenges of working on private-public civic tech projects, as well as their solutions and ideas to tackle these.
Increasingly governments are innovating in the civic tech sphere. What are the advantages and disadvantages of citizen-to-government applications implemented by governments themselves?
Code for Pakistan’s applications have improved government efficiency and the experiences of hundreds of citizens who interact with government every day.
With Budeshi it was possible to demonstrate to public institutions the benefits of using unique identifiers to link budget and procurement data to public services.
Open Contracting Partnership presents evidence of the impact of open contracting reforms from Ukraine, Slovakia and beyond. What do they measure, how and why? What lessons have been learned — and what mistakes were made along the way?
Using data on Lower House representatives’ expense reimbursements, the Serenata de Amor Operation team built an artificial intelligence capable of analysing each expense and rating it for the probability of having broken the law.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh aimed to bring 110 cities and towns online, with the goals of improving service delivery to citizens, moving to data-driven governance processes, improving revenues and increasing transparency and accountability.
The audience put questions to the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.
Questions from the audience, answered by the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.
The audience pose questions ta TICTeC@Taipei across the presentations on procurement, contracting and budget tracking.
Over to the audience for questions across the five sessions that made up this strand of TICTeC@Taipei.