Open government is an inclusive and participatory approach to governance that allows citizens to be involved in the formulation and eventual implementation of public policies, and has been recognized as a catalyst for democracy and inclusivity in sustainable growth. Government is open when it follows the principles of transparency, accountability and participation; key initiatives include open data, public participation, open contracting, open parliament, among others.
Category: Responsive Government
What a year this has been! For many of us, this year has been an unparalleled horror show one that will not easily be forgotten.
When undertaking any project, it is important to note that it will usually involve multiple stakeholders; and each one potentially has the ability to speed
In our work in citizen-generated data, we have had experiences that have demonstrated that the results of our projects are usually high-impact and long-lasting. This
In Kenya, there is a widespread notion that, in order to receive services from a public office, one must know someone influential in that office.
Launching a movement for transparent, inclusive and accountable data governance: Introducing the #RestoreDataRights Declaration
The #RestoreDataRights movement comprises seven partners across Africa; Paradigm Initiative (Nigeria), Africa Digital Rights Hub (Ghana), Tom Moultrie (Professor of Demography, University of Cape Town)
We are excited to release Census.ke, a new platform for all of the census 2019 data currently released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics,
The Ministry of ICT issued an invitation to members of the public to comment on the data protection regulations on civil registrations through the press.
As the year 2019 comes to a close, we are in a reflective state. This year was for us so transitory, that we intentionally deferred
We at the Open Institute are very excited as just this week we witnessed the launch of Kenya’s first sub-national data desk in Elgeyo Marakwet