Open Data Kenya


Kenya is the first developing country to have an open government data portal, the first in sub-Saharan Africa and second on the continent after Morocco.  The goal is to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public.  It is freely available.  Open source software is used.  Other African countries are now following suit.  The African Development Bank has launched the Open Data Africa platform aimed at significantly increasing access to quality data necessary for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including the Millennium Development Goals.  In addition, a number of African countries have signed on to the “Open Government Partnership” agreement.

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East Africa