VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.

At VOTO, we believe in “more voices, better choices.” By engaging consumers on their mobile devices, our partners can ensure that the voices of the underheard (e.g., rural women, minorities, people living in conflict zones) are amplified and that consumers play a part in defining their own development through real-time feedback loops.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

To enable ethical data collection at scale from marginalised communities through their mobile phones.

Our goals are to:

  1. Make our software platform, in-country mobile network connections and expertise in data collection accessible to the data collection efforts related to the SDGs.
  2. Share the results of our data collection within the SDG community on common data platforms.
  3. Continuously innovate to make mobile data collections easier, cheaper and more useful for all.