Global Integrity

For The Videoconferencing Project

Overview
This grant would provide videoconferencing equipment to Global Integrity to help equip the newly expanded Open Government Hub, a shared office space in DC for organizations working on similar issues around transparency and technology. As all of the organizations engaged in the space do considerable international work, ensuring quality videoconferencing systems can greatly reduce travel and improve connectivity with partners around the world.
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OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
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for the videoconferencing project  
A videoconferencing grant to Global Integrity will support the purchase and installation of videoconferencing systems for the OpenGov Hub based in Washington, DC. The OpenGov Hub is the location of Global Integrity’s main office and is shared with other transparency and open government NGOs. Videoconferencing equipment will facilitate communication with the organization’s recently opened Global Integrity office in Cape Town, South Africa and will also be a shared resource available to other organizations at the OpenGov Hub, including Hewlett grantee the Kiwanja Foundation as well as Development Gateway, which receives Hewlett support via a grant to the College of William and Mary for the AidData project.
for supporting Mexican Transparency and Accountability NGOs to use the Indaba Platform  
Global Integrity is a Washington, DC-based organization that promotes transparent and accountable government around the world. It produces innovative research and technologies that inform, connect, and empower civic, private, and public advocates in work to promote more open societies. This grant will support the translation into Spanish of the organization's data-collecting platform Indaba, and to expand its use among Mexican transparency and accountability groups. This project draws on Global Integrity’s experience piloting Indaba with early adopters, including a fruitful partnership with the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness. We expect this grant will facilitate an increasing number of organizations in the accountability field in Mexico to become familiar with Indaba and to work systematically with it to streamline, enhance, and scale their research processes.
for general operating support  
Global Integrity promotes evidence-based transparency reforms anchored in fieldwork with grassroots civil society partners, technology platforms to accelerate innovations across the community of practice, and the establishment of international norms for financing transparency among political parties. Among the organization’s products is their flagship assessment tool for understanding governance and anticorruption mechanisms at the national level. The Global Integrity Report now covers more than 100 countries and includes a scorecard that uses more than 300 indicators to assess the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key governance and anticorruption mechanisms. The organization plans to continue catalyzing innovation through a "tech for transparency" micro-grants fund and the creation of "transparency hub" collaborative workspace in Washington, DC. After several years of project support, a transition to general support signals the close alignment between Global Integrity’s activities and the Foundation’s objectives.

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