Democracy and Governance - Africa

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May 19, 2016

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts

"...we are not yet in a position to claim that media can affect attitudes towards violence at scale. We are, however, in a position to highlight the importance of discussion as a predictor of...

April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all...

April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that...

April 8, 2016

Global Agreements, Grassroots Advocacy - Youth and Governance in Post 2015 World: A Toolkit for Young People Who Want to Make Sure Their Voice is Heard

This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments, who believe that young people must be involved in...

April 5, 2016

Mobile Phone and Social Media Interventions for Youth Development Outcomes

"The increasing ability of communities to access information via mobiles can be used to address political or social concerns, with youth playing a leading role. Mobile phones create channels of...

April 5, 2016

When Does ICT-Enabled Citizen Voice Lead to Government Responsiveness?

"These cases suggest that while ICT platforms have been relevant in increasing policymakers' and senior managers' capacity to respond, most of them have yet to influence their willingness to do so."...

March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to...

March 24, 2016

RadioActive! The Story of Interactive Radio in Africa

"Through interactive shows, radio stations across the continent are involving people in exciting discussions that matter to them." This illustrated guide shares insights from research on interactive...

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January 11, 2016

"The use of ICT in developing contexts entails a variety of challenges, but limitations can also be the source of creativity and innovation."...

January 7, 2016

" discussions about evidence, monitoring and the 'data revolution' - particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals...

December 21, 2015

This report offers an evaluation of the transparency and efficiency of government and public institutions in providing information to the public...

December 21, 2015

Sauti Mtaani, a Swahili phrase that loosely translates as "Voice in the Hood," is a web and SMS platform that seeks to promote engagement between...

December 2, 2015

Produced by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Regional Secretariat) and fesmedia Africa of the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES), this...

ICT in Civic Participation and Democracy in Uganda: Citizens’ Knowledge, Attitud
November 29, 2015

"The findings show that some people have proactively utilised ICT to monitor and report on the performance of government projects and services...

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