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Crowdfunding in Latin America
November 15, 2011 – 6:05 pm | No Comment
Crowdfunding in Latin America

Editor’s Note: Much has been written in English about the use of so-called “crowdfunding platforms” in civil society, but there is relatively little information about the growing phenomenon in Latin America, despite several successful examples …

CRMs for Civil Society
October 10, 2011 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
CRMs for Civil Society

Overwhelmed by Interactions
As the famous saying goes, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Social network analysis backs up the truism. In March 2010 three researchers found that a CEO’s annual salary increases …

The State of E-Government in Latin America
June 20, 2011 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
The State of E-Government in Latin America

Editor’s note: This comprehensive profile on the state of e-government in Latin America was originally published on the personal blog of Juan Arellano. It was translated into English by Siân Sinnott and been edited by …

New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America
May 14, 2011 – 4:54 pm | One Comment
New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America

For the past four months Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente — in collaboration with Información Cívica and Silvana Fumega, a consultant for the World Bank Institute — has been organizing a series of video-conferences with transparency NGOs …

Interview with Fundación Directorio Legislativo: Can Tech Bring Citizens to Congress?
April 22, 2011 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Interview with Fundación Directorio Legislativo: Can Tech Bring Citizens to Congress?

In our last post, “A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites,” we looked at the #InternetNecesario campaign in Mexico as a model to increase civic participation in legislative debates. A review of the campaign reveals the …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:02 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

Q&A with Elizabeth Eagen on Human Rights and Technology
March 24, 2011 – 10:22 pm | One Comment
Q&A with Elizabeth Eagen on Human Rights and Technology

We continue our series of conversations with program officers at Open Society Foundations this month with Elizabeth Eagen of the Information Program and Human Rights and Governance Grants Program. Our last conversation was with Victoria …

Latin America’s Open Data Movement
March 18, 2011 – 11:50 pm | No Comment
Latin America’s Open Data Movement

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Juan Arellano and posted on his personal blog, Globalizado. It looks at a single project do demonstrate how public information can be used by so-called “civic hackers” …

Just What is Civic Information?
February 27, 2011 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
Just What is Civic Information?

All next week we will publish a series of posts that collectively aims to offer a guide for NGOs and funders to measure and evaluate the progress of their online influence. But first, let’s review …