A donor’s perspective on how to think about impact in the civic tech space in Africa. Slide deck.
The digital divide means that a lot of people never even see those fancy civic tech interventions. Looking into the data behind the impact claims.
Reflections on the political origins and implications of terms in the accountability field, addressing their invention, translation, appropriation and circulation in different contexts.
Datasets produced as a result of people’s online activities offer new lines of enquiry in social science, in particular for concepts related to crime and disorder.
Polarisation in social media has become a major concern, with these platforms spreading misinformation, fostering confirmation bias and increasing segregation. But social media can also have a positive effect on democracy.
New ways to look at the world, with data. This presentation included some beautiful charts for those who love data visualisation. Slide deck.
The urban barometer, uses digital technologies to engage with citizens and provide evidence on subjective aspects of wellbeing to guide policy makers
Fundación Avina worked with researchers to try to understand the evolution and impact of civic tech projects and the organisations that lead them.
Typically, parties make hundreds of campaign promises. Some are hugely significant to the result of elections; others hardly mentioned. Despite this, Promise Trackers currently treat all promises equally.
OpenSCHUFA, took data donated by the public, and reverse engineered the algorithms of Schufa, Germany’s credit rating system.
In New York, development proposals that increase density are required to assess the environmental impact of that increase. A slide deck.
Of the many live organisations listed in the Civic Tech Field Guide, only about 75 are more than ten years old. What are the factors that bring about such organisational longevity?
Could a shift to digital accountability happen, if candidates are exposed to local and national petitions?
Transparency International UK’s Promise to Practice project tracks and advocates for the implementation of governments’ anti-corruption commitments made at the 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit.
Technologies such as constituent databases are helpful for collecting, storing, and analysing constituent communication, but they promote the datafication of citizen information.
Unprecedented times call for quick decisions, and the pandemic saw governments around the world implementing emergency procurement measures.
The audience put questions to the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.
The audience pose questions ta TICTeC@Taipei across the presentations on procurement, contracting and budget tracking.