Accountability

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 country took time off, my team and I used the day to bond with each other in the office over…

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THE KENYA BUDGET CALENDAR

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya shared with the public the updated version of Kenya’s budget calendar. This budget map outlines key dates in Kenya’s National and County budget cycles from formulation to audit/oversight stages. In addition, it shows various budget documents that should be made available throughout the cycle.…

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BUNTWANI ROUNDTABLE: DEVOLUTION & THE DATA REVOLUTION IN KENYA

A Roundtable Conversation, suppported by UNICEF Kenya, on the State of Devolution and the Data Revolution in Kenya was held in Nairobi. This event was aimed at drawing on both experience and evidence-­based lessons to share, support and capture in the current devolution and data revolution landscape. In addition, we hope to review the…

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And the Honesty Oscars go to….

Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for our Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that fight global corruption. Vote for your…

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Give Your Input to Kenya's Draft OGP Action Plan

Kenya is one of the 65 participating countries of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative that seeks to make governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. Overseen by representatives from governments and civil society organisations, the multi-stakeholder effort aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower…

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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 of efforts in the early days of such an effort I believe two critical factors should be kept front-of-mind. We…

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Devolution Conference 2014

The Council of Governors (CoG)  hosted to a two-day inaugural Devolution Conference held on 3rd and 4th April in Kwale County. The conference, titled “One Year into Devolution: Celebrating the Milestones, Overcoming the Challenges” saw leaders from across the country descend upon Kwale to reflect and learn from the experiences…

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