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A Question of Quantity and Quality: How a participatory approach turned citizen-generated data into official statistics in Kenya

Kenya is making solid investments in education, however its policy making requires a huge amount of complex data across a range of indicators – including social and household data, which the National Statistics Office (NSO) does not have the capacity to produce. Through a recent initiative supported by PARIS21, GIZ, GPSDD and the Government of Flanders, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and civil society organisations in Kenya have come together to use the detailed, insightful data produced by CSOs along with the robust quality standards of the NSO. In 2022, for the first time, education data from a CSO organisation was used in official reporting.
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