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ADP member since


National agencies involved

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)


World Bank - Country Office


Results obtained with ADP support include:

Survey microdata made accessible

  1. National Survey catalog available on KNBS website (see URL above).
  2. All available nationally representative surveys and censuses inventoried. Priority ones documented, archived and disseminated (work in progress).
  3. Capacity built within KNBS to document, archive and disseminate microdata - as standard processes of every survey undertaken. About 10 staff trained on microdata management standards, tools and practice; top management sensitized.

Results: Online Survey Catalog

URLAgencyMicroData accessibleMicroData accessibility
http://statistics.knbs.or...Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)YESLicense access Population and Health Research Center, NairobiYESLicence access


Kenya got involved in ADP starting 2007, receiving some remote assistance to use the IHSN tools. However, KNBS really got engaged starting 2011. The above results have been achieved with the implementation of specific ADP activities. These activities were identified and prioritized for implementation at the early stages of ADP involvement. These activities have been / are implemented in accordance with the country NSDS ()KNBS Strategic Plan) and its own agenda. They involve a balance between work in-country and remote support, and they require the provision of tools, guidelines, technical and financial assistance.

Making survey microdata more accessible

  1. Carrying out local inventory of existing survey resources (microdatasets, reports, questionnaires, field enumerator manuals, methodological and technical reports, etc.).
  2. Building capacity on microdata documentation, archiving and dissemination at KNBS (1 training workshop organized).
  3. Facilitating the documentation of all inventoried surveys – through the provision of adequate training, software and guidelines. Consultants were also financed to support the documentation of past surveys.
  4. Facilitating the long term preservation of micro-datasets – through the provision of adequate hardware and guidelines.
  5. Establishing a national survey catalog, with a view to make existing survey metadata and microdata visible, searchable and more accessible to users.
  6. Regularly upgrading and updating the on-line survey catalog.

On-going and future activities include:

  1. Building capacity in microdata anonymization at KNBS.
  2. Building capacity in microdata documentation, archiving and dissemination in line ministries and lead NGOs involved in the country.
  3. Engaging further with data users and monitoring the use of survey microdata.

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