Why you need us
To succeed, the best ideas both locally and globally must adapt to the complex processes within public institutions even where they hope to teach and reform.
They must in addition navigate the culture and interests of non-state actors that are the resident domestic constituency of best practices.
This is true in Uganda as it is within the region and beyond. To get things done is partly about the resources and mostly about the relationships or networks available to any project.
As a homegrown network of practitioners and researchers, we recognize the harm done to public goods and to the public interest whenever good ideas are subverted by their own incapacity to confront the challenges posed by the local environment.
Many great endeavours fail not based on the merit of the idea but on the inability of a project to navigate the complex hallways of information and decision-making that impose hidden costs, encumber time-lines and frustrate entrepreneurs.
In turn these failures or delays of projects do not succeed in delivering the public goods they were meant to. Some refer to this broken system as corruption. However this is but one side of the story.
We see this as an information challenge. Our intention is to overcome it by providing deserving projects with the best information and local knowledge available to make them succeed.