Open Data in Developing Countries
Current research around open data initiatives mainly consist of analyses of the stakeholders involved and the processes undertaken to kick start and establish an Open Data initiative in Kenya. (Majeed R., 2012, Rahemtulla et. al, 2011, iHub Research [pre-publication] 2012). However, we note in our initial review that there is hardly any literature that studies the real impact of the open data initiatives. This is perhaps due to the fact that these initiatives are relatively new and it has not been opportune to successfully study or quantify the impacts of these initiatives. In this project, iHub would like to effectively assess the intended long-term impact of open data technologies and the extent to which they achieve the goals of increasing the consumption of open data and affect governance issues in Kenya. The study will follow the post-implementation process of the applications developed in Code4Kenya as well as other open data applications that have been developed in the past two years. The study will try and distinguishing the different successes of these applications and of the KODI platform itself. At the same time, the study will seek to identify best practices for the implementation of local Open Data technologies for the general public and grassroots communities.
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