The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is creating public health and economic risks that are causing serious harm to citizens and governments alike. To counter the spread of the virus, save lives and reduce the economic damage during and after the global health crisis, both individuals and governments are forced to take quick decisions and actions, often under intense pressure and distress.
Good decision-making and action require timely and efficient access to reliable information. Despite increased access to information due to increased connectivity to the worldwide web, government-provided data and information still retain a significant level of trustworthiness, credibility and authenticity.
Hivos East Africa’s Protecting Rights, Openness and Transparency Enhancing Civic Transformation (PROTECT) program commissioned a survey to understand the perceptions of key stakeholders and infomediaries on the usability of Covid-19 related data as provided by the government of Kenya in the period of the corona pandemic.