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TOMORROW: DC-based FBL event!

Listening on the Ground: Effective Feedback Loops in Humanitarian Contexts
When: Tuesday, September 23rd
10:30am-12pm
Where: OpenGov Hub
1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005

Feedback Labs and InterAction will co-host a launch event to introduce a recently released resource on effective feedback loops in humanitarian settings to organizations in Washington DC. The guidance document will be of particular interest to practitioners focused on improving participatory monitoring, feedback and accountability systems within aid organizations.
In March 2014, ALNAP and CDA finalized an …

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Portraying feedback mechanisms in aid: A no-brainer communications str...

By Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org  9/9/14
By demonstrating how feedback works and why it’s important, communicators can help shape the global development narrative.
People are hungry to change international organizations’ communications strategies so that their public face is no longer at odds with their programs and their mission.
How do I know? Because the publication, The Development Element: Guidelines for the future of communicating about the end of global poverty, has already been …

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Making Education Information Available to All in Kibera

Reposted from Map Kibera. Thanks, Erica Hagen!
How can all the information about Kenyan schools, including data released by the Kenyan government, and citizen mapping, have a greater impact on education? We’ve been working for the past few months on a project to make information about schools much more available and useful in Kenya. It’s a joint operation between GroundTruth Initiative, Map Kibera, Development Gateway,Feedback Labs, and the Gates Foundation among others.

Many people collect information about …

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A Warm Welcome to New Feedback Labs Members!

Feedback Labs is very excited to welcome seven new members!  Welcome! We’re excited to work with you. To learn more about joining Feedback Labs as a member, please visit the Member tab!  
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Nalibeli: A Wiki for Navigating the Nepali Bureaucracy

Genuine accountability requires feedback loops between power-holders and stakeholders. At the Accountability Lab, we partner with creative accountability change-makers (or “accountapreneurs”) to build innovative tools that enable citizens to close these feedback loops.
One of these tools is Nalibeli: a wiki dedicated to helping Nepali citizens navigate complicated government services and make more informed decisions about issues that affect their lives. The lack of transparency in the current bureaucratic system creates …