DemTech: Our Blog


CrowdTangle, a Useful Tool in NDI’s Social Media Monitoring Toolkit

Technology and Internet usage have skyrocketed in recent years, and the National Democratic Institute’s DemTech team has recognized the need for acquiring resources, and using new tools to better understand these ecosystems. To that end, NDI has… Read More

Coming Soon: The Cybersecurity Handbooks

Democratic organizations of all stripes are facing increasingly complex cyber threats. And while global awareness of cybersecurity is increasing, there’s still a lot of work to do. While some democratic actors are taking steps to protect… Read More

The Democratic Impacts of 5G

5G adoption is happening around the world, even in places with low internet penetration. At the end of 2019, 131 countries had announced plans to invest in 5G,Read More

What the CEPPS Countering Disinformation Guide Can Do for You!

The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) launched theCountering Disinformation Guidethis April as a one-stop-shop for practitioners and civil society organizations… Read More

Designing Democratic Digital Cities

In an increasingly digitized era, where people use online services daily for everything from doctors to dinners to drivers, government entities at all levels need to keep up to meet their people’s expectations. This shift to digital is a… Read More

Digital ID: A Tool for Inclusion, or just Confusion?

A legally recognized form of identification can fundamentally impact our ability to exercise our economic, social, and civil rights in their everyday life. Taking part in many routine tasks - such as accessing social service benefits, receiving… Read More

Hello, World!

Hello! My name is Jade Collins and I’m thrilled to be joining the NDI DemTech team as a Project Assistant.

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have been immersed in an environment that fosters technology-driven innovation. This… Read More

Hello, World!

Hello, World! My name is Summer Boucher-Robinson, and I’m joining the DemTech team as its newest Project Assistant. 

I’ve been interested in politics since well before I could vote. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

Hello World!

Hello, world!  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a Senior Program Officer for Information Integrity.  I have become increasingly intrigued by efforts to counter disinformation and other forms of information manipulation online, and I… Read More