The Charter was created as part of a collaborative process to help guide the philanthropic sector’s data-related work and instil a data culture. The updated Charter is soon to be released as a toolkit along with 4 of our Members’ Case Studies – as the second organization to present its case study, the East Africa Association of Grantmakers gives us a framework on the environment of collecting data in Kenya.
There has been an increased growth of the philanthropy infrastructure in Kenya and the recognition of philanthropy as a strategic partner in planning and implementing national and global development plans. The government of Kenya has been proactively engaged in developing data on development and has opened up space to engage and support different data stakeholders to improve data collection, management and sharing. This necessitated the need for philanthropy actors to increase collaboration with each other and link their work to other developments actors and the broader development ecosystem. For this reason, accurate, reliable and relevant data has become and will be critical in informing these collaborations and in implementing, measuring and reporting on philanthropy’s contribution to achieving development goals going forward.