The Link Between Devolution in Kenya and Open Governance

It has been just over a year since Kenya formed a decentralised form of government, devolving into 47 county governments accompanied by ​central government. The rationale behind devolution was to…

Devolution Conference 2014

The Council of Governors (CoG)  hosted to a two-day inaugural Devolution Conference held on 3rd and 4th April in Kwale County. The conference, titled “One Year into Devolution: Celebrating the…

Post-2015 and the Data Revolution.

I recently had the honour of participating in the Dialogue on Data for accountability within the post-2015 agenda framework earlier this year in New York.  Organised by the UNDP, it…

Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu

This is a cross-post from Global Integrity Submitted by Nathaniel Heller on 21 February , 2014 - 12:53 PM - Open Duka, Tech for Transparency, and Learning Kung-Fu The great…

Connecting Widely at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London

Two weeks ago London was host to the Open Government Partnership Summit in which government representatives and civil society from over 60 countries convened over three days to discuss among…

When it comes to aid transparency, there’s something more important than data

This is a Post written by Jennifer Lentfer for OXFAM America Tech geek proclaims the unthinkable! Says that when it comes to aid transparency, “There’s something more important than data.” “Even…

The Missing Link in Kenya’s Open Data Story

Authored by Nick Hargreaves and cross posted from his blog. It's slightly over two years since the government of Kenya launched the Kenya Open Data portal; a move that was…

APRM, OGP, What’s The Plan?

In May 2013, delegates convened in Mombasa for the first OGP Africa Regional Meeting; a two-day conference that brought together representatives from Civil Society Organisations, Academia, Open Government Partnership participating…

Announcing the Global Open Data Initiative

The Open Institute is excited to announce the Global Open Data Initiative, which it is spearheading together with the Sunlight Foundation, Worldwide Web Foundation, Open Knowledge Foundation and Fundar. The Open…

From Feedback to Action: 5 Principles for Sustainable Citizen Engagement.

There’s a basic premise held by many in the citizen agency space. Empower citizens with the right information and the right tools and they will change the governance environment for…