Showcase 16: Database provides link between rural groups and policy makers.
This series of two-page briefs highlights some of the new technologies and processes available, in order to inspire practitioners and policy-makers to put them to use. This one describes how a district-based information system in Ghana is opening up the policy process to debate, dialogue and consensus building. The new system is a simple, participatory geographic information system (GIS) for data on natural resources and livelihood activities that builds on the knowledge of the community.
For further information on the research described in this Showcase, see also this output.