What we do
Developments in technology and innovation mean that government and citizens can interact like never before.
Globally, citizens have fast-increasing access to tools that enable them to monitor government performance and express their views on government performance in real time.
Making All Voices Count is about seizing this moment to promote transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens, and harness the power of new technologies to make government more effective and accountable.
By making grants to support innovation and technology that has the potential to support better governance.
Through research that helps to build a base of evidence about what works and why in using innovation for accountable governance.
Working with policy makers, opinion formers and influencers to ensure that our learning has impact across the sector.
Making All Voices Count works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Liberia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and The Philippines.
The programme is a partnership between three organisations:
- Hivos: supporting people who are systematically blocked from rights, opportunities and resources
- Ushahidi: pioneering technology-for-development organisation
- Institute for Development Studies (IDS): global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex in the UK
Making All Voices Count is supported by four donors: DFID, USAID, Sida, and the Omidyar Network (ON)