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Let’s do hype-free development – we can!

I had the privilege to give a keynote speech at the Africa Open Data Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on the first day of the conference. My reflections were a…

A new approach to measuring the impact of open data

This original blog was posted by Julia Keseru Strong evidence on the long-term impact of open data initiatives is incredibly scarce. The lack of compelling proof is partly due to…

Introducing the Badili Initiative

  We are happy to unveil Badili (Swahili for Change), which is an on-line resource to share stories and experiences, initiatives, content, and generally track progress on the data revolution in Africa. This initiative,…

Where are the citizens in Devolution?

Yesterday at the World Bank in Washington DC, I had the pleasure to spend lunch hour reflecting with colleagues there about the progress that Kenya is making with bringing government…

#OKFest14 – Open Government Data Around the World in Two Minutes

In March last year Kenyans took to the polls and elected a new government. With this, we saw the devolution and formation of 47 county governments under the new Constitution.…

Why We Need An African Partnership for Development Data

Earlier this year,  I published my thoughts on the general direction in which a partnership for development data could take in Africa. While we acknowledge the possibility of a loose flotilla…

A look back at Kenya’s open data jouney

This past week I had the privilege of attending and participating in the International Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM14), at the Danube University Krems in Austria. This year's conference brought…

Open Duka and the Transformative Power of Open and Visualized Data

GUEST BLOGGER: MICHAEL MURUNGI, CEO, KENYA LAW Leafing through a print edition of the Kenya Gazette has always been more like looking for a morsel of information in an encyclopaedia…

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…

Meeting IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde

THIS WEEK I MEET MS. CHRISTINE LAGARDE, MD, IMF. This week, the 11th Managing Director of the IMF, Ms. Christine Lagarde is in Nairobi, at the end of a three…