Transparency

Setting up Data Desks in Counties: Why we care about this.

Since 2013, we have been working together with counties and the World Bank in Kenya to develop systems to be transparent and engage citizens. The Open County Initiative provides a…

Completion of the Data Desk Training to Elgeyo Marakwet County’s Data Desk Fellows

We have just completed week’s training  (6th - 10th May 2019) with Data Fellows who have been identified by Elgeyo Marakwet County to lead the implementation activities of the Data…

The Government should take a stronger leadership role in OGP

Recently, we participated in a national Open Government Partnership forum was held in Nairobi. This forum, organised by the Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO),  brought together civil society, academia,…

Focus on people to achieve the global goals – thats what we will do

At the Open Institute, we have grown to believe that the power to fight inequality in all its forms lies in people. It is in people that the possibility of…

The final link in the chain: Citizen participation through data

When we started the Global Goals for Local Impact programme, we had a simple hypothesis: that when citizens are involved in the collection of the data that relates to their…

Data for data’s sake… is good. 

Today was a public holiday in Kenya as muslims celebrate Idd-ul-Adha, the festival that commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to please Almighty God. While the rest of the…

The long road to citizen power

Very frequently, and more so  lately, our team gets up very early in the morning and prepares to set off to Lanet Umoja location in Nakuru County. We usually leave…

Making Transparency Matter: What Citizens Care About

At the Open Institute, we have centered much of our work around transparency - making government and corporate data available to everyone. The argument is simple: the more data and…

Global Goals for Local Impact: Lanet Umoja Community Leaders’ Meeting

We are coming to the end of our pilot exercise for the Global Goals for Local Impact project in Lanet Umoja location. Data was collected successfully by the community leaders…

Announcing the Devolution Tweetchat hosted by Open Institute & World Bank

The Devolution Tweetchat 7 June 2016, 1pm - 3pm #WBGOpenDay #Devolution The World Bank Kenya Office has organised an Open Day on 7th June 2016 to bring the various organisations…