Don’t sabotage your success by choosing — or building — the wrong tech. Alidade offers a free step-by-step guide to choosing tech, and creating a civic tech tool project plan
If you are embarking on a civic tech initiative sooner or later you are going to have to make some important decisions about what technologies to use or what technologies to build. Researchers working in Kenya and South Africa have found that more often than not, this process did not go well, with widespread disappointments with the tools that were developed or chosen and frustration with the process of developing or adapting them.
It’s this problem that the Alidade tool from The Engine Room, Pawa Initiative and the Network Society project aims to help solve, by guiding organisations through a tool-choosing process, and producing a printable project plan for internal team and external tech partners.