Responsive Government

Responsive and accountable governments deliver services that citizens need at the level of service they deserve. We work with governments to design and implement policy and tools for increased responsiveness to citizens and for greater accountability. We also partner with active non-state actors who engage actively with the government to provide feedback from the grassroots on the changing realities facing citizens and the emerging needs for which services and policy must evolve to meet. 

Where the right policy, information, capabilities, infrastructure and partnerships are in place, we believe the future we see can become a reality.

Some of our projects

Open County

We work with subnational governments to build their statistical capacity for better transparency and accountability, while providing technical support to establish structures to better listen to and engage with citizens.

Data Governance

The #RestoreDataRights movement aims to work with governments and other stakeholders towards realising a transparent, inclusive and accountable COVID-19 response in Africa and beyond by working to foster trust in the handling of people’s sensitive personal data.


Team Behind Responsive Government

The dynamic and dedicated team that executes the ins and outs of all our programmes

The Team

I have been responsible for establishing the Data scraping and wrangling division at the Open Institute, as well as contributed to the creation of grass-roots data literacy training modules. I believe that an informed person makes better choices.

Benjamin Charagu

Programme & Operations Director

I am a human rights and development professional with over 5 years experience in advocacy and supporting the coordination and implementation of donor funded projects in human rights, governance and development in Kenya. I am passionate about active citizen participation and advancing the rights of women.

Ivy Gathu

Programme Officer

Authenticity and honesty are values I hold dear. As a communications professional, I strive for and believe in honest communication that creates connections with the people in governments, organisations and communities for greater societal impact.

Esther Njagi

Communications Manager

I am a code junkie who loves crafting and structuring solutions to meet complex organisational and human needs. I believe in the mantra of “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and I live by it, both at a personal level and organisational level.

Murage Munene

Technology Manager

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209 State House Road,
P.O Box 50474, Nairobi 00100, Kenya