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How Kenya is making sense of government data

Vince Matinde | June 23, 2015
Governments are known to be big generators and keepers of data, but bureaucracy in most African nations has blocked public access to and use of government-gathered information.

Adieno challenged the government to use data analysis to update policies for budgeting, governance and other services.

KODI will have a chance to make use of feedback as it redesigns the site: It says the open data site is being modified.

Meanwhile, the Kenya ICT Board, the government agency responsible for KODI, plans to raise the profile of the project through a campaign aimed at the public, academia, media, and entrepreneurs.

"The Open Data team is currently conducting a government-wide data survey that will ascertain the availability of datasets and readiness of the various government ministries in opening up data," the board said.

 

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