Luke Jordan

Executive Director / Practitioner-in-Residence

Grassroot / MIT GOV/LAB

Luke Jordan is the Executive Director of Grassroot, a community organizing tech start-up he founded in 2015. He is also a Practitioner-in-Residence at MIT GOV/LAB. He worked at the World Bank in India from 2011-14, and at McKinsey in China from 2005-10.

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Don’t build it: a practical guide for those building Civic Tech

Don't build it — that's the first piece of advice for anyone embarking on a new piece of civic tech. But if you must build it, at least take in the lessons learned from Grassroot, a technology platform from South Africa.

In a new guide, Grassroot explains the frequently overlooked challenges of building a new piece of civic tech, and provides critical advice. By sharing these lessons, the aim is to bring a constructive, critical and pragmatic lens to support the future of our sector.