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The administrative boundaries is managed by the geographic institute of Burkina Faso. The data is not available online but it can be request and granted for free by the institute. It is available as shapefiles and there is no license applied even if the institute said that it can be used as the requester desire.
The weather forecast are available on the website of the general direction of the weather, but the forecast are broadcast from an other website(1). According to the general direction, they are collecting data but meteorama provide better tools for broadcasting. Even if their data are not online, it can be requested for free. The Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative have funding from the world bank to work in the climate change field and they are planning to open up weather data. 1. http://www.meteorama.fr/
The elections are organised by the national electoral commission, that publish on his website the provisional results. After that, the results are transmitted to the constitutional council who validates and publishes the final results on their website. Even if the published result are in PDF, the reusable one can be requested for free at from the publisher. Even if there is no open license applied, the publisher answers us that the user can use it as he want.
The budget is prepared by the ministry of finance (through the general direction of budget) that submit it to the adoption of the national assembly. For now, the budget have been prepared by the ministry of finance but not yet adopted by the national assembly. Normally, even if it is not yet adopted, it is available on the website of the general direction, but the website is down for now.
In Burkina Faso, the agency that is responsible of the statistics is INSD (National Institute of Statistics and Demography). According to the type of statistics, there are annual and quarterly publication.
Most data missing.
When the parliament adopt a law, they publish the document on their website, and transfers it to the secretary of the government. This organisation have developed a dedicated website (1) to publish the legislative document but the website is offline for the moment.
The tenders begin with the publication of the public procurement plan. Following this plan, the tenders are launched and managed by the general direction of public procurement control. After the recount, the results are stored in a database and published in a paper magazine. The data in the database are accessible by demand but not yet opened by default. There is a process to make the data openly available initiated by the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative
The chamber of trade and industry have a database of all the registered companies in Burkina Faso. On his website there is a page where information related to the companies can be search, but all the dataset cannot be downloaded. Beneath the search box it is also possible to browse the register page by page. Clicking "Voir les détails" will give more detailed information about that company, e.g. trading name, category, RCCM number. Full address details are not always included.
It it said (on the website) that those who need the whole dataset must send an email. We contacted the chamber of trade and industry related to the dataset and they let us know that the reusable format of the whole dataset must be purchased.
With a support from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), the general direction of taxes have made a database of land ownership and land usage. But there is a limited access to only those who are working with these data.
The spending data are managed by a system named integrated system of the spending at the general direction of budget. The data are stored in a database and not published by default. To access the data, user must write to the ministry of finance, specifying which type of data he want, and also specify the format. If the requested data is not sensible, the direction that is responsible of the data extracts the needed dataset for the requester. Even if there is no license applied, the direction said that there is no restriction to the use of the dataset.
Hence the data exists and is in digital form but not publicly available as one has to go through a government official.
The water and sanitation agency is the one who have water quality data at the national level. The quality of the water is measured daily, but not published by default. It can however be accessed from the agency when requested . The ministry of agriculture and water also collect water quality data in some areas of the country for the need of some projects, and these data are also publicly available.
The better scale we have in Burkina Faso is 1:200 000, realised with the support of the european union. The map data are managed by the geographical institute of Burkina Faso (IGB)
The data about pollutants emissions have been collected and managed by the Department of Sanitation and Prevention of Environmental Risks. The data have been collected the first time in 2007 with the funding from the worldbank, the Belgium Development cooperation and EuropeAid and concern only the city of ouagadougou. The collection have been realised under the "clean air initiative" of the world bank. Since 2007, an other data collection have not been realised yet, due to unavailability of funding. The data is available in the study report that is available at the direction. There is a project initiated by the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative to use sensors on arduino, to collect pollutants emissions. This will lower the cost and make available real time data.
- Georg Neumann
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- Idriss TINTO
- Neal Bastek
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