Civic Tech


The Asia Foundation, APEC Secretariat, and Google Host 2018 APEC App Challenge

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 24, 2018

News Post

APEC economies boast some of the fastest-growing and most technologically innovative markets in the world. But though rich in culture, craftsmanship and entrepreneurial spirit, the informal sectors of APEC economies have yet to fully capture the benefit of technology-driven trade. With support from the APEC Secretariat, Google and The Asia Foundati… Read more


The Asia Foundation and World Bank Host Technology Panel Discussion

Washington, DC, September 20, 2017

News Post

The Asia Foundation, in partnership with the World Bank’s Blockchain Lab, hosted an event at the Bank’s headquarters, “Rewiring for Digital Transformation: How Online Platforms and Blockchain are Redefining Development and Changing the Rules of the Game.” Experts from Google, Stripe, eBay, Asian Development Bank, Deloitte Consulting LLP, the U.S. D… Read more


In.CoDe: Indonesia’s Competition for Civic Tech Apps

Jakarta, July 12, 2017

Program Snapshot Post

To increase civic engagement in strengthening government effectiveness in Indonesia, The Asia Foundation held a competition for civic tech apps through the “Innovation and Collaboration for Development” (In.CoDe) program. The competition kicked off by inviting civil society organizations, start-ups, local governments, and universities to propose te… Read more


New App Provides Nepali Migrant Workers with Safe Migration Information

May 25, 2016

Blog Post

At Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport, young men and women snake through the international terminal, waiting their turn to begin what could be the world’s longest commute to work. More than 1,500 people depart the country in this way every day, mostly bound for temporary jobs as construction workers, domestic servants, or low- and medium-skill laborers… Read more


Digital Governance in Indonesia: An On and Offline Battle

May 18, 2016

Blog Post

The data revolution has permeated beyond the closeted realm of computer science into becoming a linchpin of public policy-making. Data in all of its buzzy forms (big data, little data, open data) are transforming the face of public governance into a digital one. With the dawn of the data revolution comes digital innovation. But effective implementa… Read more


Breaking Down Silos of ‘Innovation for Development’

May 4, 2016

Blog Post

Innovation is a tricky word to define. It has a whiff of excitement as well as – increasingly –inevitability, since technology is coloring our work and our lives. Development partners are adapting to explore the enormous potential of information and communication technologies. This, in turn, is introducing new actors, partnerships, approaches – suc… Read more