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Survey of open data and information seeking in Kenya's Urban Slums and Rural Settlements

Chiliswa, Zacharia

This dataset provides survey responses from 240 people surveyed as part of the "Investigating the Impact of Kenya’s Open Data Initiative on Marginalized Communities: Case Study of Urban Slums and Rural Settlements" project.

The data, collected in mid-2013 looks at issues of where citizens look for data, and how successful they have been in getting government information from different sources, as well as their awareness of the Kenya open data portal, and their interest in getting information through different digital channels in future.

Descriptive statistics have been analysed in the publication "Open Government Data for Effective Public Participation: Findings of a Case Study Research Investigating The Kenya's Open Data Initiative in Urban Slums and Rural Settlements", but no further analysis has yet been carried out.

Data descriptions

The Codebook.csv file lists variable names and the questions asked to elicit each response.

JHC-Data.csv contains the results from the questionnaires collected through structured in-person interview in the three locations.  The questionnaires were administered at chiefs centres, community resource centres, constituency development fund office and religious centres). The questionnaires were filled in by every 2nd these centres.

More information

More information on the research project can be found at

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