Roadmap to Building a Data System for Philanthropy
This solution addresses the Need for Open and Reliable Data on Philanthropy in Kenya for Funders and Grantees
Problem DescriptionThe ultimate goal of this work on Data Strategy and Capacity Building is to lay the necessary groundwork for Kenya to build and operate its own philanthropy data collection system. The two workshops held to date – the Data Scoping Meeting in April and the Data Capacity Building Workshop in July—provided structured opportunities for KPF members to develop a sense of common purpose around the need to develop a robust system for data collection and knowledge sharing among KPF members. The result of those meetings was the creation of an Action Plan that identifies critical areas of work that need to be undertaken by KPF over the next six to twelve months in order to build a sustainable data collection system and a community of practice committed to its achievement. The elements of that Action Plan are presented in this report.
"Where there is no data there is no action."
As a result of the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop, and the prior Scoping Meeting, a series of collective action Items were agreed to in order to commence work and implementation immediately. In addition to these action Items, the participating organizations are in the process of developing a Concept Note for implementation of a consolidated sustainable Kenya Data Strategy by KPF and partners to realize all of the short-term and long-term goals and priorities outlined in this Report.
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|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and implementing5||Strong leadership, management, implementation skills|
|A robust and detailed case developed through formal evaluation and evidence gathering – use of a control group to isolate impact||An implemented and sustainable innovation|