The Civic Tech Field Guide

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The Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of tech for good tools and projects. It’s your place to find and be found.

Thousands of civic tech practitioners from over 100 countries around the world have contributed to this living resource. We catalog not only the tools, but also the social side of our field: the conferences, funders, awards, design principles and playbooks.

It’s a free, and Creative-Commons-licensed collection curated to help you in your work. Whether you want to add your own project(s), learn from others’, or research our field, we invite you to explore the field.

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"Why reinvent the wheel when others have gone and done things before us? The Civic Tech Field Guide has been a fantastic source of inspiration and a great tool to support collaborations. As we set out to build openhluttaw.info in Myanmar, we came across the Sinar Project in Malaysia, who had an existing backend and helped us get up and running in a matter of days. Major win for all of us!"

Victoire Rio

Social Impact Director, Phandeeyar: Myanmar Innovation Lab

"The Civic Tech Field Guide is the best and most up-to-date resource that offers a comprehensive taxonomy of the emerging field of civic tech. When I need a tool, or wonder "Has someone ever done that?", I go to the guide and find something new."

Catherine D'Ignazio

Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT, Director of the Data + Feminism Lab

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