ECID sets out a new and innovative approach to building civil society effectiveness with an emphasis on data as evidence with three key groups; marginalised people, civil society and decision makers.

We seek to understand the complexities of how systems exclude people and ways in which data can be used to inform better decision making.

Working with marginalised people

At the heart of ECID is marginalised populations, people who feel overlooked and unseen, including by official statistics.

We are working with communities that feel marginalised based on their geography, political affiliations, sexuality, gender or their displaced status.

We are using community-led processes to enable a safe space for conversations about the experience of being marginalised.

We are supporting marginalised groups to identify their priorities and to create action plans to ensure their voices are heard.

Working with
civil society

We aim to connect civil society actors across sectors to better understand and address the barriers faced by marginalised groups in a coordinated and collaborative way.

These partnerships bring together civil society with experience of working with people who are marginalised on the basis of gender identity, sexuality, drug usage, age, occupation and religious minorities.

At the global level, work with civil society will model new ways to build global relationships on the basis of community-led priorities.

Working with
decision makers

With a focus on improving the use of quality, relevant data in decision making, we are working directly with people in positions of power to engage with and react to the priorities identified by marginalised people.

We are supporting the collection of better quality data while also improving data literacy of government authorities and ministries.

We are establishing systems that are responsive to the information emerging and generating evidence and learning around the incentives for decision makers to act on this information.