We help citizens demand better

In over 40 countries worldwide, our web tools and apps are breaking down the barriers around governments — find out how we can help you.

Freedom of information

When a citizen wants information from their government, it should be as easy as sending an email. And with Alaveteli, it is.

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Better Cities

New technologies and open data bring amazing possibilities for citizens — and the authorities who serve them. We’ve already started.

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You shouldn’t need to be an expert to understand what your politicians are doing. Our tools make engagement easy.

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In memory of Peter

Image by Sodanie Chea - a bunch of flowers against the grass

21st July 2016 by Mark Cridge

We were shocked and saddened to learn that Peter Williams, one of our WhatDoTheyKnow volunteers passed away earlier this week. Peter only joined WhatDoTheyKnow as a volunteer in March of this year, however in that short time he had become a valued member of the team. No stranger to Freedom of Information, he had been…

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World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR2016)


Our Head of Research, Rebecca, will be presenting her paper 'ICT and citizen efficacy: The role of civic technology in facilitating government accountability and citizen…