Image by André-Pierre du Plessis. A sculpture in Cape Town showing a young girl in a swimming costume and a dragonfly, and representing the country's progress towards democracy

This work is based on a new implementation of our Freedom of Information platform Alaveteli. It looks into whether rapid prototyping, based on real-case user needs, can result in a more effective civic tool.

Thus far, there has been an initial pilot in South Africa and we are currently planning further pieces of work in sub-Saharan Africa. We’ll announce those on this page, as they happen.

Research partner: Stanford d-school (Stanford’s Institute of Design)

Date: 2013 and onwards


Image: André-Pierre du Plessis (CC)