With the OGP just around the corner, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the work of some of Indigo’s grantees working on parliamentary monitoring and constitutional transparency and access. Of course, these two areas are but a selection of those that might come under a broader transparency and accountability umbrella. […]
In October 2012, when the Follow The Money Team were developing their website, little did they know that the hashtag #SaveBagega was going to reach a staggering 600,000 people from over 100 countries. Consequently, putting more pressure on the government of Nigeria to attend to the urgent need of this ailing community. I have it […]
The tech for social change scene in Senegal was a vibrant surprise. As Indigo has never really funded in Francophone West Africa before, we were unsure what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised by what we found.
Earlier today, the Gates Foundation announced that they would start publishing details of their grants and charitable investments through the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). As the world’s largest private foundation their decision to publish details of everything they fund in a transparent, machine-readable and timely fashion is a huge boost for the aid transparency […]
The following post was kindly provided by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s, John Dusabe, one of the investigators in the IntHEC sexual health study part funded by Indigo. Access to reproductive health services remains a big challenge in remote rural areas in Tanzania, due to limited health personnel, the public’s poor health seeking behaviour, distance […]
I’ve written a piece in the Guardian which showcases the work of some of our fantastic grantees working across Africa to empower citizens to hold their governments to account. You can read it here.
Yesterday was the annual conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations, an umbrella organisation that represents trusts and foundations in the UK. The aim of the event is to look at how trusts and foundations operate, how we can learn from one another and what we can do to ensure that we are more effective […]
Facebook has revolutionised the way people interact worldwide. The level and variety of functionality supported by site is constantly growing. As a new infographic shows, so are user numbers in Africa! As access to Facebook and other social networking platforms increases across the continent, the number of opportunities for technology-driven, innovative solutions to the problems faced […]
Liberia’s tumultuous recent past all but destroyed the professional civil service in the country and paralysed the government. Despite these formidable challenges, the country has made great strides in becoming more accountable and transparent. This is not to say, however, that the country doesn’t have its fair share of problems – it does. With rich […]
It’s the month of the Open Government Partnership summit in London and we’ll be posting plenty of transparency-related content over the next few weeks. There will also be lots of activities and events going on around the world as part of Global Transparency Week. It is a series of events focusing on transparency, accountability and […]