April 22, 2024
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During the launch of KNBS strategic Plan 2023-2027

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has today launched the fifth Strategic Plan for the period 2023 to 2027. The Strategic Plan outlines KNBS’ strategic focus areas on data accuracy, integrity, and timely dissemination to enable evidence-based decision-making across various sectors of the economy.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has also developed the Kenya Statistical Code of Practice (KeSCoP) and established a Data Science Training Center also launched today.

KeSCoP will act as a technical and ethical standard instrument for continuous improvement of the quality of official statistics, while the Data Science Training Center aims to explore the use of new methods in statistics production and dissemination such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning.

“The Kenya Statistics Code of Practise is a document that sets the professional Standards that producers of official Statistics must commit to when producing and releasing of official Statistics. It is also a benchmark for quality assesment of official Statistics.” Said Dr. Mark Obudho Director General KNBS.

An estimated 160 public sector, development partners, private sector, and civil society actors including policy analysis experts from across the country and international development practitioners will participate in the launch event to be held in person in Nairobi.

The plan requires Ksh 52,538.10 Million for full implementation for the 5 years period. It will also cater for the deficit of 26,283.27 a resource mobilization strategy 2023-2027.

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