Digital Inclusion

Envisioning Tech-empowered Democratic Futures: A Quote Sheet

Envisioning Tech-empowered Democratic Futures: A Quote Sheet

By Madeleine Nicoloff | December 20, 2021

In the wake of the Summit for Democracy 2021, a fundamental part of the conversation to revitalize the democracy agenda involved recognizing the critical challenge that the global spread of a digital authoritarian model of governance is posing to democracy around the world. The first step in addressing this challenge is to build and invest in an equally innovative and compelling long-term vision of technology-empowered democratic governance, centered around the collective values and perspectives of people around the world.

Designing Democratic Digital Cities

Designing Democratic Digital Cities

By Priyal Bhatt | June 29, 2021

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 challenge for many cities but also presents an opportunity to prove that democracy delivers and use this digitally connected era to increase understanding of community needs, create effective, equitable, and accessible solutions, and build for a sustainable and ethical future.

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

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

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | June 22, 2021

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 medical care, opening a bank account, or even making a phone call - now rely on showing proof of a legal ID. Those without an ID can be barred from these services, as well as from fundamental democratic processes, like  voting, running for office, or participating in the political life of a community. 

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

Join us for NDI's Democracy and Technology Summer Series

By Moira Whelan | June 04, 2021

It’s finally summer. Time to get outside, and in some places, enjoy a bit of a reprieve from a challenging year. It’s been a tough one, especially for democratic actors around the world. Democratic activists have never been more at risk.

How You Can Help Save the Internet for Democracy Without Going to a Meeting

How You Can Help Save the Internet for Democracy Without Going to a Meeting

By Moira Whelan | May 25, 2021

Every partner with which NDI works is facing a challenge that is critical to democracy: advocating for persons with disabilities, ensuring LGBTQI+ and other minority rights, elevating and including the voices of youth, protecting political participation and free expression, and strengthening the relationship b

Promising Signs for 2021

Promising Signs for 2021

By Madeleine Nicoloff | January 29, 2021

Looking ahead into 2021, one of the things I’m excited to watch is the growing collaboration between the world of tech and the world of art and storytelling.

Weekly Roundup 1/20/21

Weekly Roundup 1/20/21

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | January 21, 2021

Following the return and detention of popular opposition figure and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Roskomnadzor, the Russian government’s communications watchdog,

Weekly Roundup 1/6/21

Weekly Roundup 1/6/21

By Elizabeth Sutterlin | January 06, 2021

As the world bid 2020 goodbye and geared up for the start of a new year, many have had their eyes on the future challenges and successes for technology in 2021.