An interesting example of open data application – contribution by Catarina Nilsson.
Kenya launched an online portal with government data in 2011, claiming it to be the first one in Sub-Saharan Africa.
It says on the website: “The goal of opendata.go.ke is to make core government development, demographic, statistical and expenditure data available in a useful digital format for researchers, policymakers, ICT developers and the general public.”
As we see throughout this blog and elsewhere, more and more organisations make their data available openly, which opens a world of possibilities.
But how do we, as users without deeper insight into the data collection methods, assess the data quality?