Data and the ability to act upon data are critical to the development of a country. Any planning, allocation and implementation requires data to effectively run/iterate programs, draw investments and adequately measure progress towards socio-economic goals.
A majority of countries in Africa lack this information at all levels required for data-driven decision making due to a lack of data use culture as well as inadequate funding, resources and analytical capacity, with basic data building blocks such as birth, death, growth etc. missing.
By thinking of government as a business, citizens as customers and data as business intelligence, we have the potential to re-design how governments and citizens interact with one another and how informational flows. As access to basic technology mushrooms, there is no better time to re-invent ourselves.
How We Use Data
Development of digital tools to amplify two-way interaction between government and citizens
Focus on empowerment of citizens, particularly women, through civic education, inclusive participation and access to digital tools
Promotion of data use culture within government decision making processes and iterative, user-centered research on government service design
What is Pollicy?
Pollicy is a technology consulting and development firm aimed at improving government service delivery through improved civic engagement and participation. Our mission is to digitally transform government service delivery for all citizens. We function at the intersection of data, technology and design.
Collaborate with Us
At Pollicy, we are looking to build a culture around data and technology. Join us in bringing together the best minds and ideas across the continents to create an ecosystem based on delivering what’s best for the citizen. To collaborate or contribute, please send us a message via the contact form below.
What we’ve been up to lately.
Anti-Trafficking Technology Platform
Local Government Feedback Tool
Building Data Skills among Women Politicians
Who Are We
Change We Strive For
We are a group of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics looking to innovate government service delivery across Africa. We work with governments, civil society, NGOs and the private sector re-design services around citizen needs and demands. This is accomplished through strategic consulting, user-centered design, research and capacity development of key actors within governance. We believe in co-designing and co-creating better experiences.