Current Action Plan
Action Plan 3
- Number of Commitments: 6
- Policy Area Focus: Beneficial Ownership, Open Contracting, Open Geo-Spatial Data
Kenya is currently implementing 6 commitments from their 2018-2020 action plan.
This action plan features commitments related to beneficial ownership, open contracting, health and citizen engagement.
The Case for Accountability in Education
Argumentos a favor de la rendición de cuentas en educación
Les arguments pour la responsabilité dans l’éducation
Lessons from Reformers: Education systems work better when the public has access to information, the opportunity to participate in decision-making, and the ability to seek answers from governments.
Lecciones de los Reformadores: Los sistemas de educación funcionan mejor cuando el público tiene acceso a información, oportunidad para participar e influir en la toma de decisiones y la oportunidad de exigir respuestas por parte de sus gobiernos...
Leçons à Tirer des Réformateurs : Les systèmes d’éducation fonctionnent mieux lorsque le public a accès aux informations, la possibilité de participer et d’influencer la prise de décision, et la capacité de chercher des réponses auprès des gouvernements...
KE0018, 2018, Anti-Corruption
KE0019, 2018, Anti-Corruption
Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development
KE0020, 2018, Digital Governance
KE0021, 2018, Public Service Delivery
KE0022, 2018, Private Sector
Open Government Resiliency
KE0023, 2018, Capacity Building
More Transparent and Participatory Development of Climate Polices at the National and Subnational Level
KE0010, 2016, Public Service Delivery
Enhancing Preventive and Punitive Mechanisms in the Fight Against Corruption and Unethical Practices
KE0011, 2016, Anti-Corruption
Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process
KE0012, 2016, Legislature
Publish Oil and Gas Contracts
KE0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption
Ensure Greater Transparency Around Bids and Contracts
KE0014, 2016, Anti-Corruption
Create Transparent Public Procurement Process, Public Oversight of Expenditure and Ensure Value-For-Money Towards Citizen Priorities
KE0015, 2016, Anti-Corruption
Improving Access to Government Budget Information and Creating Wider and More Inclusive Structures for Public Participation
KE0016, 2016, Fiscal Openness
Enhance Right to Information
KE0017, 2016, Right to Information
Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 1.A. Definition of Electoral Boundaries and Name.
KE0001, 2012, Media & Telecommunications
Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 2.B. Voting Information Online
KE0002, 2012, Open Data
Promoting Public Participation: 1.B. End-To-End Service Delivery Portal
KE0003, 2012, E-Government
Promoting Public Participation: 1.D. Public Complaints Portal
KE0004, 2012, Public Participation
Promoting Public Participation: 2.C. Kenya Action Plan Online
Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal
KE0006, 2012, Education
Improving Transparency in the Judiciary: 2.A. Public Vetting of Judges and Case Allocation System
KE0007, 2012, Justice
Open Budgets: 3.a. Improve Kenya's OBI Index
KE0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness
Open Budgets: 3.B. Increase Public Participation in Budgetary Processes
KE0009, 2012, Fiscal Openness
Case Study – Kenya
2015, Case Study, Web page
Kenya – Letter of Candidacy for 2019 Steering Committee Elections
2019, Letter, Web page
Kenya – Letter of Candidacy for OGP Steering Committee (2020)
2020, Letter, Web page
Kenya 2017 Late SAR Letter – February 2018
2018, Letter, Web page
Kenya Action Plan 2012-2013
2015, Action Plan, Web page
Kenya Action Plan 2018-2020
2018, Action Plan, Web page
Kenya End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
2020, Report Comments, Web page
Kenya IRM Progress Report 2012-2013
2015, IRM Report, Web page
Kenya Letter (Jan 7 2016)
2016, Letter, Web page
Kenya Letter of Intent to Join OGP
2017, Letter, Web page
Kenya Mid-Term Report 2016- 2018
2018, IRM Report, Web page
Kenya Mid-Term Report 2016- 2018 – For Public Comment
2018, Report Comments, Web page
Kenya National Action Plan 2016-2018
2016, Action Plan, Web page
OGP Letter – Kenya – Nov. 15
2015, Letter, Web page
OGP Letter to Kenya Regarding Late Action Plan: November 2015
2017, Letter, Web page
Seeking Synergy: OGP & EITI
2019, Research Product, Web page
The social impact of open data in the global south
2015, Web page
Transforming the Courts: Judicial Sector Reforms in Kenya, 2011-2015
2015, Research Product, Web page
What’s in a Name? A comparison of ‘open government’ definitions across seven OGP members
2017, Research Product, Web page
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.
No IRM data
Pending IRM Review
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.
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
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.
Participation was closed
Participation was open to any interested party
No IRM data
Pending IRM review
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
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.
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.
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.
Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.
Open Policy Making
Access to Information
Canada, Italy, and Kenya Elected to Guide the Open Government Partnership
Le Canada, l'Italie et le Kenya sont choisis pour guider le Partenariat pour un gouvernement ouvert
The Governments of Canada, Italy and Kenya have been selected by their peers to serve on the OGP Steering Committee starting October 1.
Washington, D.C. – Dans le contexte de la pandémie COVID-19, les gouvernements du Canada, de l’Italie et du Kenya ont été élus par leurs pairs pour siéger pendant trois ans au Comité directeur du Partenariat pour un gouvernement ouvert (PGO)…
The Low-Tech Way to Engage Citizens in Lockdown
It seems odd to promote citizen participation at a time of lockdown. By early April 2020, “more than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world's population, [had] been asked or ordered to stay at home by their governments to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.”
Bringing New Voices into OGP Action Plans: Stories from the Field
In this new series, OGP Multi-Donor Trust Fund recipients share their challenges and successes in making OGP co-creation processes more collaborative and inclusive.
The OGP story in Kenya: Building Political Will for Open Government
Since joining the Open Government Partnership in 2011, Kenya has been on a meandering journey. The process of co-creating and implementing Kenya’s OGP Action Plans has been marked by a multitude of challenges, from political transitions to limited civil society…
Subnational Data Desks Set the Stage for More Efficient, Participatory Development
One of the more compelling reasons for making investments in data is to strengthen decision making. But this often skews data investments toward meeting the needs of leaders making decisions - especially at the national level.