development data hub

Is Elgeyo Marakwet County allocating resources to the health sector according to its health needs?

Data use

Matching available public resources to citizens’ needs – such as health – is critical to improving development outcomes and reducing poverty. And to allocate resources effectively, access to timely, accurate and disaggregated data on needs is key. Such data equips decision-makers to prepare effective development plans to guide provision of public services. Quality data is […]

Exploring inequalities in the health sector in Kenya: Who’s left behind?

Data use

Not everyone in Kenya has access to the same healthcare opportunities. There are considerable differences in distribution of health outcomes, health determinants and resources across counties in Kenya. Health inequalities have significant social and economic costs to the extent that they limit people’s ability to realise their full potential in terms of participating effectively in […]

Harnessing the power of data to tackle inequality and reduce poverty in Kenya

Data use

In Kenya, both county as well as national governments are key in fighting inequality and poverty reduction, but county governments particularly are experiencing huge gaps in terms of data collection, the open availability of data and analysis for evidenced-based decision-making. Additionally, some non-official actors such as NGOs face difficulties in accessing, analysing and using data […]

Making the case for disaggregated data:
A look at Nigeria


The P20 Initiative aims to track the progress of the poorest 20% of the world’s population from poverty to security and opportunity. It is about ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals and the data revolution deliver progress for the poorest 20% of the world’s population – the P20 – and that no one is left […]

Latest data now available on DI’s Development Data Hub


The Development Data Hub is an open platform for sharing development and humanitarian data. The interactive data visualisations empower users to investigate financial resource-flow data alongside poverty, social and vulnerability indicators, and the analysis is also available to download. By harmonising and standardising the latest data for 2015 from a range of official sources – […]

DI receives Kenya Open Data award for innovation


The awards are given to those who have helped make data more open and accessible, and are open to government, private sector, NGOs, civil society organisations and others. DI’s data hub is an open platform that makes data on poverty and resources accessible online. It allows people online to see Kenya’s country profile which includes […]