Who We Are

At NewThinking, we believe that citizen-centered innovation, decision-making and policy-making is critical to improving participatory democracy, delivery of basic services and effective and efficient management of public resources.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision

We want to see an Africa in which state institutions provide public services that respond to citizen needs efficiently and effectively; citizens are free to participate in policy and processes that matter to them.

Our Mission

We support the use of digital tools, research and evidence to stimulate citizen-centered policies, governance and processes as a tool to address development challenges, transform human lives, end poverty and create a sustainable future.

Our Approach

NewThinking provides advice and tools that help strengthen institutional capacity to engage citizens on issues that matter to them. Our approach is premised on the philosophy that lasting solutions to challenges must be designed, developed and implemented domestically.

Our Theory of Change

NewThinking’s theory of change is simple but a powerful proposition. Citizen-centered decision-making and policy-making harness collective wisdom, build trust in state institutions, improve basic services, encourage public action and is essential for a strong democracy.

Collaborate With Us

NewThinking Development is always open to collaborating with people, organizations and institutions of all sizes.