• Why we exist
  • What we doing

Shared vision

We support our member organizations in their work to empower citizens and help our civic institutions to be more open, democratic, and equitable in the services they provide to the public.

Code for All network’s mission

We are an international network of civic tech organizations that drive change through digital technology, citizen participation, collaborative decision-making and good governance to deliver solutions for social challenges while improving the relationship between governments and citizens. Code for All’s member organizations achieve greater impact, success and scale through collaboration inside the network. Through the network we share learnings and methods to tackle national and global issues, iterate more rapidly towards what works, and replicate successful products/projects globally. Our diversity allows for more and different approaches and solutions, while motivating alternative and modern methods for government.

Our Belief

Code for All’s partner institutions operate under the following shared principles:

  • We show what’s possible. Using data-driven, user-centred and iterative methods, Code for All partners create digital interfaces to government that are simple, beautiful, and easy to use, and do this dramatically faster and cheaper than through traditional channels. Showing what’s possible changes the conversation, lowers the risk of experimentation, and creates political will for innovation in government.

  • We build for and with citizens. Engaging citizens in our work is central to our theory of change. Strong democracies rely on trust between citizens and government, and we believe that organizing the public to actively participate in improving bureaucracy and service delivery is the most productive way to build sustainable change in the public sector. We also support government and civil society to develop the capacity to effectively collaborate with the public.
  • We improve government and civil society, not politics. Code for All’s work focuses on opening and innovating the implementation of policy and the delivery of public services, through the administration and bureaucracy of governments and civil society. While we recognize the importance of political reform and policy advocacy to the success of our work, we have purposely narrowed our focus to the areas where citizens are most likely to meet government.
  • We operate in public. We promote openness in our work and in the work of our civil society/government partners. All our digital tools are open source. We actively encourage documentation, sharing, collaboration, and reuse of all our tools, programs, and processes.
  • We help build an ecosystem. Whenever possible we reuse existing tools, standards and platforms, encouraging integration and extension. We operate as a global community, leveraging each other’s knowledge and resources, because all of our work is better if we are connected.

Our Values

  • Democracy: We as an organization share a belief in a democratic society in which governments are open and constituents are engaged
  • Collaboration: We believe that no one organization has all the answers and by working together we can achieve greater results
  • Support: The challenges we strive to overcome are difficult ones. We as an organization believe in the value of sharing lessons learned and providing mentorship, and offering to share our experiences
  • Openness and Transparency: We as an organization believe that governments should operate in the open and be transparent in their action; As an organization, we also strive to make decisions in a transparent manner.