First Developing Country Open Data Portal
On July 8, 2011, Kenya became the first developing country to have an open government data portal. Launched as part of President Mwai Kibaki’s Kenya Open Government Initiative, citizens of Kenya now have access to over 390 datasets and have requested over 100 more datasets to be added to the site. Developers around the world now have unprecedented access to Kenya’s high-quality economic and human development data via the Socrata API.
“For the first time ever, people in our communities will be empowered to choose the best schools for their children, locate the nearest health facility that meets their needs, and use regional statistics to lobby their constituency representative for better infrastructure and services in their county”
Paul KuKubo, CEO of Kenya ICT Board More…