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  • Member Since 2011
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Current Action Plan

2020-2022

Action Plan 4

  • Number of Commitments: 8
  • Policy Area Focus: Not specified

Kenya’s fourth action plan continues ambitious reforms from prior plans, including the adoption of open contracting data standards, implementation of the Access to Information Act, and the promotion of meaningful participation in legislative processes. It introduces new policy areas like improving access to justice. Commitments primarily focus on increasing transparency and civic participation. They could include stronger actions to enhance accountability through feedback and redress mechanisms. Moving forward, the Kenyan OGP Steering Committee should strengthen its oversight role, coordinating with implementing agencies to ensure that milestones have adequate resources, are met on time, and to their full extent.

Kenya plays a global leadership role as a member of the OGP Steering Committee, which has increased their drive to become a role model among OGP members. The introduction of their fourth action plan describes leadership objectives at local, national, regional, and global levels. This will allow Kenya to speak to open governance efforts at all levels of government, from subnational governments to their international peers. Moving forward, Kenya needs to address implementation gaps from past action plans by joining resources and actors to push for strong implementation of this plan. More



Commitments


Resources

  1. Kenya Action Plan Review 2020-2022

    2022, IRM Report, Web page

  2. Kenya Action Plan Review 2020-2022 – For Public Comment

    2021, Report Comments, Web page

  3. Data Protection in Africa: A Look at OGP Member Progress

    2021, Research Product, Web page

  4. Parliamentary Engagement in OGP: Learning from the Evidence

    2021, Research Product, Web page

  5. Kenya Design Report 2018-2020

    2021, IRM Report, Web page

  6. Kenya – Contrary to Process Letter (March 2021)

    2021, Letter, Web page

  7. Kenya Action Plan 2020-2022

    2021, Action Plan, Web page

  8. Kenya Design Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment

    2020, Report Comments, Web page

  9. Kenya End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

    2020, IRM Report, Web page

  10. Kenya End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2020, Report Comments, Web page

  11. Kenya – Letter of Candidacy for OGP Steering Committee (2020)

    2020, Letter, Web page

  12. Seeking Synergy: OGP & EITI

    2019, Research Product, Web page

  13. Kenya – Letter of Candidacy for 2019 Steering Committee Elections

    2019, Letter, Web page

  14. Kenya Action Plan 2018-2020

    2018, Action Plan, Web page

  15. Kenya Mid-Term Report 2016- 2018

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  16. Kenya Mid-Term Report 2016- 2018 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  17. Kenya 2017 Late SAR Letter – February 2018

    2018, Letter, Web page

  18. Kenya Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  19. What’s in a Name? A comparison of ‘open government’ definitions across seven OGP members

    2017, Research Product, Web page

  20. OGP Letter to Kenya Regarding Late Action Plan: November 2015

    2017, Letter, Web page

  21. Kenya National Action Plan 2016-2018

    2016, Action Plan, Web page

  22. Kenya Letter (Jan 7 2016)

    2016, Letter, Web page

  23. OGP Letter – Kenya – Nov. 15

    2015, Letter, Web page

  24. Case Study – Kenya

    2015, Case Study, Web page

  25. Transforming the Courts: Judicial Sector Reforms in Kenya, 2011-2015

    2015, Research Product, Web page

  26. Kenya Action Plan 2012-2013

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  27. Kenya IRM Progress Report 2012-2013

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  28. The social impact of open data in the global south

    2015, Web page


Current Data

The following data is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
2
Action Plan 2
2
0
2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
0
3

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

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