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Democratic Innovation in Megacities

NDI is partnering with Living Cities—an organization that harnesses the collective power of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions to get dramatically better results for low-income urban residents—on a research initiative to explore the innovative ways that megacity governments are strengthening urban democracy.

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Participation 2.0? Crowdsourcing Participatory Development @ DFID

We use the concepts of platform politics and voice to show that while Amplify managers and designers invested time and resources to include the voices of Amplify beneficiaries on the platform and elicit their feedback on projects supported via the platform, no meaningful participation took place.

Public Square

Public Square is a two-year action research programme that explores how to improve participation at a local government level.

Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

Here we describe how machine learning can be a powerful tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping society adapt to a changing climate.

The democratic potential of civic applications

This study introduces a framework for evaluating the democratic potential of civic apps, distinguishing six criteria: inclusiveness, deliberation, influence, publicity, mobilization, and knowledge production.

The Public Impact Observatory

The Public Impact Observatory Welcome to our Public Impact Observatory, a unique database of public policy case studies. Using our Public Impact Fundamentals we have analysed hundreds of examples of public policy succeeding or failing, drawing out the key lessons for future policy work

Truthiness Collaborative

to advance research and engagement around the misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and other challenges to discourse fueled by our evolving media and technology ecosystem

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WhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation

It cares about the safety of our users and is seeking to inform our understanding of the safety problems people encounter on WhatsApp

cat-icon Menlo Park, CA