Authors Kirongo C. Amos and Bundi G. Dorothy
Open Government Data (OGD) avails statistical, development, expenditure and demographic data, in digital format for the general public, ICT developers, researchers and policy makers. This evaluation is based on analysis of qualitative and quantitative metadata and data sets in Open Data portals. The OGD platform integration to Content Management Systems, targeted internal and external users of Open Data portals in Kenya. The implementation of the OGD platform is facing a number of challenges resulting from the government ministries and county governments reluctance in releasing secretive information. To realize the benefits of OGD which includes transparency, public service improvement, innovation and economic value, efficiency, self-empowerment, impact measurement of policies, participatory governance, and data mining new knowledge from combined data sources and patterns from large datasets; the government needs to integrate OGDs in CMS. This paper analyses theoretical and empirical open data sets and proposes an integration framework of OGD to CMS.
Relevance to innovation
This paper analyses theoretical and empirical open data sets and proposes recommendations for future integration framework of Open Government Data strategies and Platforms as part of Content Management Systems. The paper outlines the benefits of OGD integration initiatives to CMS in Kenya. The innovation compliments government processes by introducing citizen-centered portals to enable government to design and distribute open data allowing interactions and seamless responses from the public. OGD is currently in use and can be scaled down to County Governments Open Data portals.
Keywords: Content Management System, Data Sets, Integration, Open Government Data, Metadata Portals