Why Data and Technology

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

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.

  • Academics
  • Data Scientists
  • Civil Society
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Private Companies
  • Bloggers

  • Technologists

Our Work

What we’ve been up to lately.

Wetaase
Wetaase
Anti-Trafficking Technology Platform
WeSpeak
WeSpeak
Local Government Feedback Tool
VOTE:Women
VOTE:Women
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.

Skills We Use

Strategic Consulting 95%
Service Development 89%
Research and Analytics 97%
Capacity Development 90%

Our Team

Neema Iyer
Founder/Director

Patricia Navvuga
Program Manager – WeSpeak

Esther Ndagire
Program Manager- Wetaase

Jarvin Mutatiina
Technology Lead

Lorna Maria Aine
Data Lead

Pius Enywaru
Communication Lead

Blog Updates

How can Technology increase Political Participation?

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Globally, both voter turnout and trust in governments have been plummeting. Many citizens have come to dislike politicians or feel [...]

East Africa is Ready for Civic Technology

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

With each passing day, the topic of civic technology seems to intensify and get more interesting. We know now that [...]

Is our Government embracing Civic Technology enough?

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The citizenry of Uganda doesn’t really ask for much. But perhaps, we could ask for a small step towards better [...]

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