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The ODI's Data Ethics Canvas

The Data Ethics Canvas is designed to help identify potential ethical issues associated with a data project or activity. It promotes understanding and debate around the foundation, intention and potential impact of any piece of work, and helps identify the steps needed to act ethically.

WhatsApp: The Widespread Use of WhatsApp in Political Campaigning in the Global South

The research conducted by Tactical Tech and our partners over the last 18 months has confirmed that WhatsApp is now a primary means of delivery for political messaging in many countries in the Global South, with particularly strong penetration in rural communities where internet is accessed mostly via smartphones.

Tea Base

Tea Base

Chinatown Centre, Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Tea Base is a DIY community art space in the basement of the Chinatown Centre in Toronto.

Civic Makers Melbourne

Civic Makers Melbourne

Melbourne VIC, Australia

It is a collective of people using their skills to create things for the public good. Sometimes this involves tech, sometimes community organising, sometimes it's just talking about and understanding a problem from different points of view.


Access Google Sites with a personal Google account or Google Workspace account (for business use).

Operation Serenata de Amor

An open project that uses data science - the same technologies used by giants like Google, Facebook and Netflix - for the purpose of monitoring public spending and sharing information in a way accessible to everyone.

Code for Australia Wildlife Incidents and Emergencies

A web application to connect the general public with the large network of shelters and rescue organisations when people run into wildlife in distress.

Uber HQ, Market Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Uber's open-source, WebGL-powered visualization frameworks

Ashoka Fellowship

A global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs -- individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems.

Open Burkina

Open Burkina

Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)

Our mission is to support development actors to better collect, structure, use and open data, while respecting people's privacy and preserving the interests of the nation - through research, advocacy, training, tools and assistance


A toolbox for analyzing and visualizing public budget data as well as support participatory budgeting

The Coral Project

The Coral Project is an open source project helping publishers of all sizes build better communities around their journalism. Our main tool is Talk.



Detroit, MI

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities.



East Africa

PesaCheck is a fact-checking initiative to verify the financial and other statistical numbers quoted by public figures across East Africa, supported by International Budget Partnership, and Code for Africa affiliates in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Coding it Forward Fellowship (formerly Civic Digital Fellowship)

Coding it Forward Fellowship (formerly Civic Digital Fellowship)

1201 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

A first-of-its-kind technology, data science, and design internship program for innovative students to solve pressing problems in US federal agencies.

London Civic Innovation Challenge

In partnership with the Social Tech Trust, the Civic Innovation Challenge is calling on tech startups and innovators to develop solutions to London’s biggest challenges.


Online fundraising software for nonprofit crowdfunding, peer-to-peer fundraising, and donation pages. Start taking donations online for free.

Whose Knowledge

We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.

MyLO – currently internal

Welcome to the My League Online info center! My League Online (MyLO) Drupal website program leverages new technologies to make state and local League websites high-performing and easy to use.

Free Software Foundation

Free Software Foundation

51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor Boston, MA 02110 USA

A nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom. We defend the rights of all software users.



Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

CryptoHarlem is a Digital Surveillance Clinic that has been meeting on a monthly basis since 2013 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. It is always open to the public and completely free of charge.

The Markup

The Markup

New York City

We are a new publication illuminating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society.

Google Public Alerts

Important alerts from across the web when and where they are needed most.

Siragusa Foundation

The Siragusa Family Foundation is a private foundation that is committed to sustaining and developing Chicago’s extraordinary nonprofit resources.

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.

Results-Driven Contracting at Harvard Kennedy School

Procurements are often perceived as routine processes to obtain products and services while complying with regulatory requirements

Nokaneng App (Gender Links)

GL is well known for championing the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, and coordinating an Alliance of over 40 women’s NGOs that campaigned for the adoption and implementation of the Protocol, following its 2016 revision that was adopted by the SADC 36th Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mbabane, Swaziland

USA Facts

USA Facts

Vance Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States

Our nation, in numbers. USAFacts provides a comprehensive, nonpartisan view of the state of our union.


Knoema’s database features more than 2.4b time series from 1k+ sources.

Harlem Heat Project

Harlem Heat Project

Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

Produced with AdaptNY and ISeeChange, along with WE ACT for Environmental Justice. WNYC's resilience reporting is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Civic Solidarity Platform

A platform that brings together non-governmental organizations committed to improving the human rights situation in Europe, Eurasia and North America

Netroots Nation

For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing 3,000+ attendees from around the country and beyond.



Sydney NSW, Australia

engage2 is a boutique public participation and stakeholder engagement consultancy based in Sydney. We design and facilitate stakeholder and community engagement for social impact.

Open Civic Data Standard

The opencivicdata organization on Github is the home to a collaborative effort to define common schemas and provide tools for gathering information on government organizations, people, legislation, and events.


Need answers to those sometimes awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, and growing up?

The Revolution of Our Times

An Android game that provided users with an immersive role playing experience of the 2019 Hong Kong protests

List of e-democracy related groups

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RePresent is a law game that provides self-represented parties in Connecticut with foundational advocacy experience.

Planning 4 Informality

Planning 4 Informality

South Africa (South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika)

Planning4Informality is a website which acts as 'policy tracker', datatool and accountability Platform

Bad News

From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Get as many followers as you can.

Indicator Toolbox

Catalogue of procurement risk indicators from various countries.

Facebook, OECD and World Bank Measuring Business Sentiment

Facebook, World Bank and the OECD launched a measure of business sentiment based on a “Future of Business Survey” questioning companies that use their Facebook pages to connect with customers. In cases where Facebook data could not be used, such as in China, researchers relied on more traditional data collection methods. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Future of Business Survey received responses to 15 queries from a total of 90,000 small and midsize firms across 22 countries. This initiative attempts to provide accurate and timely information about business sentiment across developed and developing countries to support economic growth and better inform business practices.

What We Learned in Minnesota

Narrative Initiative is a training and networking resource for leaders and organizations dedicated to building fairer, more inclusive societies.


Using modern technologies will facilitate the possibility of public participation, and will provide a platform for people’s active presence in governance, which will lead into the improvement of governance quality

Worldie – Social Media for Good

Worldie‘s mission is to create safety, equality, humanitarianism, positive social impact, and all-in-one integration to improve lives with technology, helpful social media systems, social projects, public safety, crowdsourced help, and a network of partners.

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