AKIL is part of a larger effort to build applications that can be used across development programs and agencies. Incubated from the PSF PNPM Support Facility, AusAid and WB, is the Asia Knowledge and Innovation Lab (AKIL).
The objective is to trial and support the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the effectiveness of programs targeting Indonesia’s increasingly connected poor.
The intermediate outcomes expected of the program include:
- Improved accessibility of development data owned by government and donors, and enhanced publishing in ‘open data’ formats for broad use and accountability.
- Mobile and other rapid forms of government data collection to allow for real-time monitoring and information sharing are developed or strengthened
- A developer community working with the public and private sectors to apply technical skills to develop ICT applications for social development purposes in Indonesia is created.