What counts as civic tech success for Africa?
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A donor’s perspective on how to think about impact in the civic tech space in Africa. Slide deck.

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The haves and the have nots: is civic tech impacting the people who need it most?
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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.

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The political construction of accountability keywords: lessons from action-research
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Reflections on the political origins and implications of terms in the accountability field, addressing their invention, translation, appropriation and circulation in different contexts.

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Crowdsourcing subjective perceptions of neighbourhood disorder: interpreting bias in open data
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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.

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Social media vs traditional media in electoral coverage
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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.

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Revealing the hidden patterns in local democracy
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New ways to look at the world, with data. This presentation included some beautiful charts for those who love data visualisation. Slide deck.

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Developing an urban barometer
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The urban barometer, uses digital technologies to engage with citizens and provide evidence on subjective aspects of wellbeing to guide policy makers

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Funding impactful civic tech in Latin America
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Fundación Avina worked with researchers to try to understand the evolution and impact of civic tech projects and the organisations that lead them.

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Not all promises are equal: towards better promise trackers
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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.

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The impacts of OpenSCHUFA on credit scoring transparency in Germany
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OpenSCHUFA, took data donated by the public, and reverse engineered the algorithms of Schufa, Germany’s credit rating system.

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Automating environmental impact analyses to improve urban planning in New York City
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In New York, development proposals that increase density are required to assess the environmental impact of that increase. A slide deck.

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How to last in civic tech (especially now)
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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?

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Accountability through petitions: elections 2019
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Could a shift to digital accountability happen, if candidates are exposed to local and national petitions?

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Pledge trackers as catalysts for accountability
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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.

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From citizens to data points: the datafication of citizen engagement
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Technologies such as constituent databases are helpful for collecting, storing, and analysing constituent communication, but they promote the datafication of citizen information.

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How to monitor emergency procurement with open data: lessons from 12 countries
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Unprecedented times call for quick decisions, and the pandemic saw governments around the world implementing emergency procurement measures.

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Civic tech for following the money: Q&A
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The audience put questions to the panel at TICTeC@Taipei.

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Q&A for “Civic tech for following the money”
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The audience pose questions ta TICTeC@Taipei across the presentations on procurement, contracting and budget tracking.

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CE UK and mySociety are using people power and Freedom of Information to bring transparency to local climate action
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A small charity was able to gather significant data around councils and carbon reduction, by sending mass FOI requests and using volunteers’ help to analyse them.

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How you’ve been using our services to help the climate
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Some examples of how to leverage mySociety sites, including WhatDoTheyKnow, to help fight the climate emergency.

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FOI and the Irish border issue
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Prior to Brexit, one person used FOI to understand more about plans around the Irish border – something that did, indeed, prove to be a big problem after the event.

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Is your local authority making life difficult for wheelchair users?
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A disability activist finds the data that shows where taxis are allowed to charge more for carrying wheelchairs – or refuse to take them at all.

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