We are actively engaged in the dialogue and debates of our space: on issues of social justice, global development, and democratic innovation, and on the ethics and methodological evolution of design, mediation, and co-creation practice. More of our writing can be found at Medium.
Exploring a Path Towards Journalism in the Public Interest
Accelerating development & good governance in the new media landscape
A hands-on resource with practical advice for government changemakers as they navigate the challenges of implementing programs in the public sector.
Opportunities and Challenges for User-Centered Design to Improve Governance Data Impact
A scoping study on the opportunities and challenges of leveraging user-centered design to improve the impact of governance data.
Leveraging Technology to Strengthen Accountability in Nigerian Healthcare
How can citizen reporting help ensure public services are working for those who need them most?
Adapting to Constraints and Creating Capabilities
How can public financial management systems be reformed based on local political realities when “best practices” are highly context-dependent?
An analysis of biases, constraints, and successes in the open government movement, based on discussions at the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Communications and Society.
Developing a Regional Policy for Children in Nicaragua’s Northern Atlantic Autonomous Region
How can policy co-creation support the unique needs of communities in regions of great diversity?
How can understanding the experience of teachers help improve teacher performance and education outcomes?
How can election offices create a more seamless service experience for voters?
A hands-on reference guide for media development practitioners.
Understanding Information Ecosystems in Pakistan's Tribal Areas: A Design Research Approach
How can design help improve information access in conflict-stricken, media-dark regions?
Designing Financial Services for China’s Marginalized
How can design help create financial services that meet the needs of the world’s poorest communities?
In the aftermath of political upheaval, how can technology improve governance, expand economic opportunity, and encourage social cohesion?