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Briefing note - Exploratory Study on the Role and Impact of Kenyan Open Data Technology Intermediaries

TitleBriefing note - Exploratory Study on the Role and Impact of Kenyan Open Data Technology Intermediaries
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMutuku, Leonida, Mahihu Christine M., and Sharif Raed
InstitutioniHub Research
CityNairobi, Kenya
Abstract

 

This is a brief summary of the main findings from “Understanding the impacts of Kenya open data applications and services”, a one year study that iHub Research has been conducting, as part of a two-year research program titled ‘Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries’ or, commonly referred to as, Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC). This research program is coordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation, and funded by the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC).

The project is part of 17 independent case studies conducted in 14 countries, with iHub Research’s focus being on exploring emerging impacts of open data in Kenya. iHub Research, therefore, set out to study and assess the post-implementation process of initiatives that use data from Kenya Open Data Initiative’s (KODI) portal (opendata.go.ke). These initiatives include Code4Kenya, an outreach initiative supporting intermediaries to work with government datasets to develop applications and services that make data more accessible and that improve governance, as well as independently created open data applications.

 

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