Democracy, Governance, Civil Society Solutions

We support governments, organizations, and communities to achieve their missions in strengthening public institutions and systems of governance to ensure effective decision making, service delivery, and accountability by utilizing our proprietary visual analytics technology and outcome-focused design, advisory, and development services.

Open Data | Elections | Political Violence Monitoring | Data Capacity & Literacy | Civil Society Strengthening | Media Development | Perception Surveys | Crowdsourcing |

The Media Sustainability Index



We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an advanced exploratory and discovery dashboard to enable IREX and USAID target audiences to explore insights and analyze in-depth the conditions for independent media in 21 countries across a span of 17 years. The dashboard consists of highly interactive and animated maps, bar-charts, histograms and boxplots, time-series and scatter plot visualizations built around numerous indicators and scores for each country. Individual country profiles can be viewed in detail with rich timelines for multiple indicators and scores, ranking and changes year-to-year, as well as access to individual country reports (PDF), serving as a one-stop knowledge management source.

U.S. House of Representatives Elections - Polling Data Analytics

  • Client: A nationally recognized polling agency in the United States
  • Date: Octobner - November 2018
  • Tags: Survey Analytics, Conflict Prevention, Crisis Response, Countering Violent Extremism, Governance, Stabilization
  • Site: keshif.me/gallery/USElections-Congressional

We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an exploratory and discovery dashboard to analyze and geo-spatially visualize a rich data model based on multilevel regression with poststratification (MRP) to predict Congressional race outcomes and potential upsets for the 2018 House of Representatives elections. The dataset derives from monthly polling of 50,000 households, conducted by a nationally recognized polling agency in the United States. The solution enables audiences to explore results for 435 Congressional Districts through interactive regional and hexagonal maps, as well as a detailed tabular district view consisting of information related to district status, forecasts, incumbent party, and approval ratings of the U.S. President.

* Note: The linked solution is an illustrative and limited sample of congressional election results using public data from City Lab .

The Civil Society Organizations Sustainability Index

  • Client: FHI 360 / USAID
  • Tags: Grants Management, Networks, Finance, Impact
  • Site: csosi.org

We provided advisory services on data transformation and deployed our technology to deliver an advanced exploratory and discovery dashboard to enable enables civil society organizations (CSO) advocates, development partners, and academics to track developments and identify trends in the CSO sector across regions and countries, and identify obstacles impeding the sector’s sustainability. The dashboard consists of highly interactive and animated maps, bar-charts, histograms and boxplots, time-series and scatter plot visualizations built around numerous indicators and scores for each country. Individual country profiles can be viewed in detail with rich timelines for multiple indicators and scores, ranking and changes year-to-year, as well as access to individual country reports (PDF), serving as a one-stop knowledge management source.

Visual Analytics for Kosovo General Elections 2017

Keshif deployed its technology to deliver an advanced interactive visualization and exploratory dashboard to help sift through vast amounts of election data from Kosovo, for the purpose of better understanding voter results and outcomes from a candidate and municipality-based overview. The solution enables visualization of the total number of votes per individual candidate by name, gender, party, and per municipality. Users will be able to view aggregated data in an absolute and relative numbers, select, filter and compare results of individual candidates, and access metrics based on gender and number of votes. An additional dashboard view reveals voting irregularity patterns per region and commissioner demographics by visualizing polling station data (location, municipality, total/irregular/spoiled votes) linked with commissioner data (education, gender, political affiliation, municipality).

Visual Analysis for Crowdsourced Citizen Service Requests



  • Client: Democracy Plus
  • Date: December 2017 - June 2018
  • Tags: Civil Society, Citizen Reporting, Service Delivery, Citizen Security, Youth Engagement, Data Collections
  • Site: keshif.me/DataCapacity/org-DPLUS

We provided advisory services and technology support to help Democracy Plus effectively analyze and present thousands of citizen reports submitted in the Ndreqe.com (Fix My Community) platform, which aims to use crowdsourcing to inform local government of public infrastructure and service problems across the country. With over 3,000 reports related to potholes, broken streetlights, and damaged street signs, the platform provides a way to hold local governments accountable based on the amount of time it takes them to address these issues. Democracy Plus uses Keshif to visualize citizen reports thematically and geospatially and make it easy for municipal governments and the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning to easily digest the information, view trends by category and municipality, identify gaps and number of days to review and respond to issues.