The ICT4Accountability project successfully transformed from a theoretical blog into a practical method – Called TRAC FM – that is now deployed in 4 african countries at over 36 radio stations in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia.
As the concept of TRAC FM is based on research conducted in 2009, we are happy that our work in the field remains relevant to academic debate. UK based IDS (Institute for Development Studies) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. In 2012 IDS was asked by Hivos to conduct research into the effectiveness of T4TAIs. TRAC FM was picked as a case study and worked with IDS to share data and contacts.
Wouter Dijkstra (University of Amsterdam) &
Kinyiri Salim (Makerere University Business School)
This fieldwork will focus on information distribution through electronic media and how it can stimulate public service delivery in 4 different districts of Uganda. It will find out how and if citizens get service delivery related information about their district through electronic media and find out how and if they are able to contribute to this information flow. Because of the limited communication infrastructure in rural areas of Uganda we will focus on the local radio stations. Furthermore, we will try to find out how the mobile phone is used in the process of response. Read more…