Data Visualization Project

Strathmore University, through @iLabAfrica, has collaborated with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to make available data and visualisations of key publications specifically: The 2009 Census Report, Economic Survey (2001-2014), GDP Report (2001-2014), and Select County Statistical data from the Statistical Abstract Report. The World Bank funded this work. The second phase of this project is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2016.

Project Objectives

The objective is to increase public access to county online statistics by enabling KNBS and by extension County Governments in Kenya to disseminate county datasets that are user friendly, understandable, accurate, timely, detailed, and comparable so as to;

  • Strengthen KNBS’s ability to curate and upload county statistics to its website;
  • Increase public access to County Statistics in user friendly digital format;
  • Improve monitoring of development county projects; and
  • Improve transparency and foster accountability within county and national governments.

The KNBS County Data Visualization Platform

The web and mobile solution offers a workflow operation that helps users to easily navigate through the data offered by the Bureau of Statistics By using filters that sort the available data by year, the user can create a time series trend on the specific datasets selected.

The dashboard view helps combine multiple data sources with different types of visualizations shown on a single page tied together through interactivity. Using the filter panels on each dashboard enables users to further navigate the data with their own criteria, giving them greater control and flexibility. This helps them to dive into the information that is most important to them.

The KNBS portal can be accessed here.