DemTools

DemTools Through the Ages

DemTools Through the Ages

By Chris Doten | December 08, 2021

I’m delighted that the NDI DemTech team has hit another major milestone with a fresh iteration of the Democracy Toolkit, DemTools. For anyone reading this blog, it’s probably self-evident that we live in an increasingly digital world, and for an expanding majority of humans everywhere on Earth being able to engage online is a requirement to make best use of their abilities and maximise their impact.

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.

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.

User Experience Testing

User Experience Testing

By Ben Lynch | August 30, 2018

As anyone who has spent time in tech knows, “designing good software” is as complicated as the term is simple. It’s easy to come up with ideas and improvements for your products. But the actual implementation is full of pitfalls that keep you from a high quality product. Buggy code will make your product unusable; feature creep can make it overly complex; and poor user experience (UX) design can make it impossible to navigate.

Liveblogging the Liberian Elections

Liveblogging the Liberian Elections

By Sarah Moulton | October 10, 2017

I'll be sending along updates throughout the day from the ECC datacenter as Liberians go to the polls today to vote in the Presidential and House of Representatives elections. Most recent updates are on top. Note: this blog post does not contain any official or unofficial information regarding the results of the observation. This will be released only by the ECC. 

3:30 AM (Wednesday)

NDI, Software Development, and the Long Haul

NDI, Software Development, and the Long Haul

By Chris Doten | August 23, 2017

I was recently discussing with a colleague what software development means to a non-profit like NDI. My thinking on this has evolved quite a bit over the seven (!?) years I’ve been working in international development, drawing on our team’s successes - and failures.