A donor’s perspective on how to think about impact in the civic tech space in Africa. Slide deck.
Funders discuss what they look for when choosing which civic tech projects to support.
The potential and limits of technologies in building democratic and accountable governance; and the extent to which a donor-funded programme like MAVC incentivises a careful, critical, evaluative approach.
A discussion between donors and civic tech organisations, to surface trends within the civic tech movement, explore shared objectives of scaling, and become sustainable.
A panel of funders dig in deep to the question of what grantmakers want to see before they invest in civic tech.
The OGP and several partners established a funding mechanism, the OGP MDTF, to expand research activities in the areas of open government, public participation, and civic tech.
Fundación Avina worked with researchers to try to understand the evolution and impact of civic tech projects and the organisations that lead them.
One of the key challenges facing civic tech initiatives is scaling: they often fail to achieve their full impact potential — not due to design issues, but a lack of an effective dissemination and scaling platform.
Classifying some of the factors that are holding back efficient public-private partnerships in civic tech, and looking at the feasibility and impact of some mitigation strategies.
Sindhupalcheck was an intervention that engaged citizens to monitor a house reconstruction programme in Nepal. How impactful was it?
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?
A big part of publishing high quality grants data is having good organisation identifiers. 360Giving helped develop “Find that Charity”, a tool for finding non-profit organisations.
The Omidyar Network is one of the most significant benefactors for those working in Civic Tech. Through the Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative, it supports a broad range of organisations working in the US and around the world.