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The Civic Tech Field Guide

Sharing knowledge and productively growing the field

 

The Civic Tech Field Guide is a crowdsourced, global collection of civic tech tools and projects. It’s an official project of Civic Hall,ย a one-of-a-kind non-profit collaboration center for the worldโ€™s civic innovators.

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.

We include citizen engagement tech, govtech, civic data, advocacy tech, media tech, and emerging tech in our catalog of “tech for the public good.” On the social side of the field, we collect civic tech resources to help you meet the others, find a job (or hire someone), help out, build something, get funding, learn about civic tech, and evaluate impact.

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 check it out.

Racial Equity Resources
Civic tech, data, and design projects to help fight racism.

Coronavirus Projects
A resource page featuring immediate funding opportunities, virtual pandemic response events, and active projects leveraging civic engagement, govtech responses, open data, media ecosystems, and emerging tech.

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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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