Making All Voices Count

Technologies, citizen voice and accountable governance

Making All Voices Count was a programme that supported the development and spread of innovative approaches to fostering accountable, responsive governance – many of them using tools and platforms based on mobile phone and digital technologies.

Innovation, scaling and research projects

From its inception in June 2013 until its end in November 2017, Making All Voices Count issued 178 grants:

  • 72 to innovation projects
  • 38 to scaling projects
  • 7 to tech hubs
  • 61 to research projects.

Fourteen key messages about tech and accountable governance

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Five lessons about supporting innovation

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A learning programme

Making All Voices Count generated research-based evidence on how technologies contribute to accountable governance change processes, and practice-based learning on how to support innovation in this field.

This site

This is an archive of resources from the programme. You can search our publications, projects and blogs by theme and by country, and by type of project or publication.

Bridging and bonding: improving links between accountability actors
Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert

Documenting the first Learning and Inspiration Event hosted by Making All Voices Count in 2014

Sometimes it is about the tech: choosing tools in South…
Indra de Lanerolle Tom Walker Sasha Kinney

How to better understand the process of finding effective digital technology tools for transparency and accountability initiatives

Transforming governance: how can technology help reshape democracy?
Matt Leighninger

How to incorporate new technologies into public decision making

Transforming governance: what role for technology?
Duncan Edwards Karen Brock Rosie McGee

Discussing the role of technology in transforming governance with practitioners, researchers and donors