Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2013
This description of Rufus Pollock's work was prepared when Rufus Pollock was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Introduction
Rufus Pollock is building a global movement to empower people to answer the questions that matter. Questions like where do my taxes get spent to what’s the best school for my child? What’s the latest research on my medical condition? What’s in the drugs we take and are they safe? At present, we often don’t have access to the information we need to answer these kinds of questions because its locked away in governments and corporations. At the Open Knowledge Foundation we work to open up that information and empower people with the skills and tools to use that information both to understand and to drive change.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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