Using a participatory approach, the Global Goals for Local Impact initiative captured local household data for impactful SDG implementation. This initiative worked with the community leaders to highlight the value of data in identifying development gaps and the needs that they must address in order to achieve the Global Goals at a local level. The Open Institute works with governments, civil society, private sector companies, media organisations and others to realize citizen-driven open societies in Africa, managed by informed, fact-driven citizens.
Citizen generated data was collected from every household in Lanet Umoja, Kenya (12,500) on all aspects relating to the SDGs, including security, food, agriculture, livelihoods, education, health, energy, water and sanitation. The collected data is visualized on a portal (which can be viewed at http://datalocal.info/lanet) to enable the entire community to engage with it. Using the data, the community was able to identify key areas for improvement, along with establishing accompanying solutions. Global Goals for Local Impact is amplifying their initiative to work with 12 locations (approximately 200,000 households) to replicate their work, along with working with the government to mainstream the project model on a national scale.