This report on page 5 claims that 'The use of social media to enlarge the democratic space in sub-Saharan Africa will not thrive without intervention by donors.'
I recommend you look at how MPs and citizens are using social media right now in Tanzania.
As much as there is truth to the fact that money does make things move faster, some things actually do move based on much more important things than money.
Look out for:
Zitto Kabwe: https://www.facebook.com/zittokabwe
January Makamba: https://www.facebook.com/pages/January-Makamba/204481689593803