Mobile Technology

Meet Ranking Digital Rights: Holding Corporations Accountable

Meet Ranking Digital Rights: Holding Corporations Accountable

By Grace Chimezie | January 30, 2020

At NDI we believe that technology can have a positive role to improve civic discussion, fuel grassroots advocacy, and amplify citizen's voices, but in recent times it has become all too clear that the transformations ushered in by major technology companies also pose risks to democracy and human rights.

Meet GeoPoll: Collecting Data for Society

Meet GeoPoll: Collecting Data for Society

By Grace Chimezie | December 20, 2019

The NDItech team recently had the pleasure of hosting leaders from GeoPoll to discuss how their mobile phone survey technologies can gather insights into critical development questions. Scott Lansell, GeoPoll’sVP for Business Development, broke down the intricate process involved in collecting data through mobile phones in Africa.

Surveying with Civi in Côte d'Ivoire

Surveying with Civi in Côte d'Ivoire

By Evan Summers | November 20, 2019

A couple weeks back, I spent an afternoon with my colleagues at NDI’s office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire performing a task all too familiar to us on the NDItech team - setting up cheap Android smartphones with Telerivet.

Elections and Data Routing in Mali

Elections and Data Routing in Mali

By Ben Lynch | August 10, 2018

When my colleague Jared and I landed in Bamako, I was expecting to head to our hotel, have an early dinner, and then grab the sleep we missed out on during our plane ride over, so that we would be prepared to get to work the next morning. Instead, plans were quickly set and we had an hour to settle in before a car arrived to whisk us away to the recently opened data center.

Mojokerto: OpenGov & Technology

Mojokerto: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 31, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 19, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 12, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Games4Democracy

Games4Democracy

By Meron Menwyelet | January 14, 2016

Over the past decade, the landscape for expanding democratic principles has been shifting from a relatively stable environment where successful programs supported the electoral process, fostered citizen participation and advocated for open governance to an unstable world where the traditional tools for building democracy are no longer right for addressing a narrowing space for public expression.