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Promise Tracker

After an election, how can citizens hold leaders accountable for promises made during the campaign season? Promise Tracker is a mobile phone-based data collection system that enables communities to collect information on issues they consider priorities and monitor the performance of their local governments. Through an easy-to-use web platform, citizens can visualize aggregated data and use it to advocate for change with local government, institutions, the press, and fellow community members. We are currently piloting the project in Brazil and the United States, and prototyping sensor integration to allow citizens to collect a range of environmental data.

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