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Although we might not always appreciate it, local and national governments have a huge influence over our levels of satisfaction, happiness and general wellbeing. Service delivery – whether in the transport sector, health service or education system – plays a crucial part in our everyday lives. Of course, as with any system, things can and […]

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The following list of digital development principles were developed by Greentree Consensus. What do you think? Is there anything missing or, indeed, something that shouldn’t be there?

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £6,500 to Hope for Rural Women Uganda. Over the coming months, HORUWO will be implementing an mhealth project aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality and increasing antenatal and postnatal care. Mobiles will be used to equip women with knowledge and information on pregnancy, birth and care […]

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The problem of hard-to-reach communities is one that most development organisations must contend with at one time or another. The nature of their work means that sex workers are one such category of people who may be overlooked or intentionally missed by many organisations. Lady Mermaid’s Bureau in Uganda, however, exists to address the issues […]

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Being on Facebook or Twitter doesn’t mean you understand how to make the most out of social media for your charity. That’s why we recently supported Sarah Hartley to undertake some training with our South African grantees on social media – how to find the right platform, how to get your content noticed and how […]

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For those readers unfamiliar with Bond, it’s the UK umbrella organisation representing international development charities and organisations and their annual conference is a great opportunity to meet others in the development world that you might not ordinarily get to talk to. So, last week Team Indigo trotted down the road to the lovely – and […]

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The following is a press release prepared by Translators without Borders about an Ebola project we are funding. Many thanks to the TwB team for allowing us to repost this. DANBURY, CT USA – 7 November 2014. Translators without Borders (TWB) is pleased to announce funding from the Indigo Trust to extend its Ebola Words […]

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Access to medical services in a country where doctor-to-patient ratios average 1:25,000 and a trip to the GP can leave patients seriously out of pocket is a huge problem. It’s one with which The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) – an organisation working in Uganda and Kenya – is all too familiar. TMCG operate a number of health services, including a call centre staffed by doctors […]

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You could be forgiven for wondering what on earth a (deceased) popstar, a horror writer, a (living) popstar and a rugby league player could possibly have to do with a conference on transparency, privacy and open data. Well, the short answer is that there’s little connection, other than that their namesakes all made appearances at this […]

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In the recent referendum on Scottish independence, 16 and 17 year olds were allowed to vote for the first time. With a registration rate close to 100% any generalised remarks about politically apathetic teenagers need to be examined. Ensuring that young adults are enthused and adequately represented by politics, however, is not an easy thing. […]

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