Thursday, 24 May 2012

  The Kenya Government commissioned an ambitious open data programme with over 390 data sets of information on key public services, demographic data, national and regional expenditures in July 2011 under the platform - The Kenya Open Data Initiative.

It aimed to improve transparency, unlock social and economic value, enhance active governance and to increase involvement of Kenyans in the development of their communities amongst other imperatives. 

What remains unknown however is the extent to which this initiative has added value and improved the state of affairs to date. Is it useful or another of the many political fads?

Please take some time and participate in this short survey  interrogating the initiative It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. The outcomes will form part of a piece of research am conducting on the effectiveness of open data initiatives in improving governance and influencing the allocation of resources for development most specifically reduction of chronic poverty. 

Thank you!

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