37. Citizen Generated Data and Sustainable Development: Evidence from case studies in Kenya and Uganda

Instructions

Learning outcome

After using this resource and completing this activity, learners will be able to: • Evaluate critically the role of data in monitoring sustainable development • Understand the importance of citizen-generated data initiatives Identify how citizen-generated data can contribute to change in the development context.

Activities

Please read the report ‘Citizen Generated Data and Sustainable Development: Evidence from case studies in Kenya and Uganda’ and answer the quiz below.

Introduction

Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organisation that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development. Development Initiatives (DI) and Development Research and Training (DRT) have been collaborating in policy research and improving access to and use of information on poverty and humanitarian issues, data analysis, institutional and partner capacity building and joint programmes targeting extreme and chronic poverty. Their recent one-year study draws on evidence from two case studies in Kenya and Uganda. The study explores the use of citizen-generated data in improving decision-makers’ responsiveness and how use of the data can be improved within the information ecosystem which has changed significantly over recent years.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has created considerable attention on the role of data in driving and monitoring sustainable development. There is a need for stronger evidence on how citizen-generated data initiatives contribute to change in the development context. Nonetheless, official actors, civil society organisations and the private sector are working towards harnessing existing and new data sources to support decision-making and accountability for sustainable development.

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Question 12 pts

Which approach is true when considering and employing the citizen-generated data to support decision-making and accountability for sustainable development? (tip all that apply)

Question 22 pts

Citizen-generated data initiatives contribute to which of the following? (tip all that apply)

Question 33 pts

What are some of the limitations diagnosed in harnessing citizen-generated data initiative? (tip all that apply)

Question 42 pts

What are the mains components of citizen-generated data? (tip all that apply)

Question 52 pts

Which data collection methods were more important for the resource trackers? (tip all that apply)

Question 61 pts

As demonstrated in the case studies of Kenya and Uganda, there is a need for official and non-official actors/organisations to collaborate for the citizen-generated data initiative to be successful. Match the following in accordance to their role and purpose.

National Taxpayers Association:

Question 71 pts

As demonstrated in the case studies of Kenya and Uganda, there is a need for official and non-official actors/organisations to collaborate for the citizen-generated data initiative to be successful. Match the following in accordance to their role and purpose.

Resource trackers

Question 81 pts

As demonstrated in the case studies of Kenya and Uganda, there is a need for official and non-official actors/organisations to collaborate for the citizen-generated data initiative to be successful. Match the following in accordance to their role and purpose.

Barazas:

Question 91 pts

As demonstrated in the case studies of Kenya and Uganda, there is a need for official and non-official actors/organisations to collaborate for the citizen-generated data initiative to be successful. Match the following in accordance to their role and purpose.

Parish: