In many places around the world, the quality of health care, education, sanitation and other public services is poor, especially for the people who need them the most. Even as economies grow and budgets increase, governments often fail to address the concerns of their citizens.
The Hewlett Foundation makes grants to organizations that help citizens in low- and middle-income countries access information about what their governments say and do, and use that information to encourage officials to improve social services. We also support organizations that help policymakers find and use high-quality evidence in their decisions. This includes building trust, collaboration, and capacity among those who generate, share, and use evidence.