The Research and Evidence component aims to understand the impact of the use of technology to promote responsive, accountable governance, so that lessons can be applied to future policy and practice.
We generate this research and evidence through two types of grant:
- Practitioner research and learning grants: Supporting governance practitioners and tech innovators to carry out self-critical enquiry into their own experiences and contexts. These grants produce practice papers and research reports.
- Research grants: Supporting applied and academic researchers to carry out research on priority themes and issues. In particular, a set of research grants to IDS researchers are intended to inform our theory of change and make sure we are up to date with developments in practice, knowledge and evidence across the field. These grants produce research reports and summaries, and journal articles.
Check out our publications page for lessons from our current research projects.
PROJECTResearch,The diffusion and adaptation of participatory budgeting
Boise State University
Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, The Philippines,
PROJECTResearch,Citizen use of digital tools to effect government responsiveness
Institute of Development Studies
PROJECTPractitioner research,Map Kibera: Learning from six years of digital citizen engagement
Ground Truth Initiative
PROJECTPractitioner research,ICT utilisation for improving citizen participation in village development planning
Politicians’ perspectives on voice and accountability: evidence from a survey of South African local councillorsRESEARCH REPORT
The impact of politicians' attitudes and behaviours on responsiveness and integrity in their work
Connecting citizens to their governments: lessons from ICT-based governance initiatives in IndonesiaRESEARCH REPORT
Describing the impact of ICT-governance initiatives
Participatory budgeting: adoption and transformationRESEARCH SUMMARY
Does participatory budgeting deliver? Experiences from seven countries
Learning to make all voices count: Lessons and reflections on localising the Open Government PartnershipRESEARCH REPORT
Participatory, learning-centred and adaptive approaches to strengthening citizen engagement