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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 …

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See how it turned out! Feedback loops for implementation and sustainab...

When I met Aminata in a central Malian village, she asked me whether I was with the people with the yellow trucks or the white trucks. That was her way of differentiating between development projects. I explained to her I was doing (PhD) research, with neither. She asked me whether they (the trucks) would come back. I couldn’t answer, and therein lies the problem. “Country-led development” begins with communities being …

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Drumroll, please: Announcing winners of the Closing the Loop competiti...

We’re very excited to announce the winners of the Ashoka Changemakers/FBL “Closing the Loop” competition! After paring an initial entry pool of 184 entries to a group of 13 finalists, the competition judges have selected the following three top winners:
1) Transparência e Integridade (Portugal): Winner of a LabStorm with Feedback Labs
Transparência e Integridade is creating a platform for people to get information from their governments.  They are at an early stage, so we …