Open Data.go.ke is leading the way in democratizing public sector data and driving innovation. The data is being surfaced from many locations making the Government data stores available to researchers to perform their own analysis. Developers are finding good uses for the datasets, providing interesting and useful applications that allow for new views and public analysis. This is a work in progress, but this movement is spreading to other countries. After just one year a community is born around open government data.
The site is currently in beta stage, so consider this a preview of what’s to come. Some features are not yet fully developed. There may be some bugs or other issues. If you find any, please let ’em know! And they welcome your feedback – both positive and negative – on anything to do with the site.
The datasets provided through Data.go.ke have been created by many different government agencies. Because of this, we cannot guarantee the quality or timeliness of the datasets. While we welcome your feedback, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to correct any problems identified with the datasets.
The Kenya ICT Board under the ministry of information and communication is responsible for the development and ongoing operation of this site.
Here’s are my previous thoughts on the same: The Open Gov Initiative: can techpreneurs solve government problems and deliver value to the mwananchi? Me thinks so!