Nairobi

Smart city ranking
113 Out of 118
108 in 2020
D D in 2020
Factor ratings
D Structures
D Technologies
Group
4
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 4,730,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.568 0.574 0.579 0.601 +0.022
Life expectancy at birth 65.4 65.9 66.3 66.7 +0.4
Expected years of schooling 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.3 +0.2
Mean years of schooling 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.6 0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 2,875 2,936 3,052 4,244 +1,192

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
basic amenities
69.1%
security
67.4%
corruption
64.6%
unemployment
64.0%
health services
61.0%
affordable housing
56.6%
road congestion
33.1%
fulfilling employment
28.7%
air pollution
10.6%
public transport
9.5%
school education
9.4%
citizen engagement
9.3%
recycling
8.9%
green spaces
5.4%
social mobility
4.2%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
74.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
85.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
65.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
63.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
34.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
37.1
Public safety is not a problem
27.4
Air pollution is not a problem
17.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
12.3
Public transport is satisfactory
37.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
30.2
Most children have access to a good school
36.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
43.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
62.9
Minorities feel welcome
48.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
45.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
72.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
48.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
11.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
25.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
38.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
41.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
55.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
18.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
51.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
45.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
38.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
24.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
53.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
40.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
58.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
67.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
28.4
Online voting has increased participation
28.2
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
37.4
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
70.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 4,730,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.568 0.574 0.579 0.601 +0.022
Life expectancy at birth 65.4 65.9 66.3 66.7 +0.4
Expected years of schooling 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.3 +0.2
Mean years of schooling 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.6 0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 2,875 2,936 3,052 4,244 +1,192

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
basic amenities
69.1%
security
67.4%
corruption
64.6%
unemployment
64.0%
health services
61.0%
affordable housing
56.6%
road congestion
33.1%
fulfilling employment
28.7%
air pollution
10.6%
public transport
9.5%
school education
9.4%
citizen engagement
9.3%
recycling
8.9%
green spaces
5.4%
social mobility
4.2%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
74.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
85.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
65.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
63.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
34.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
37.1
Public safety is not a problem
27.4
Air pollution is not a problem
17.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
12.3
Public transport is satisfactory
37.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
30.2
Most children have access to a good school
36.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
43.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
62.9
Minorities feel welcome
48.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
45.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
72.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
48.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
11.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
25.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
38.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
41.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
55.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
18.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
51.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
45.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
38.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
24.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
53.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
40.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
58.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
67.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
28.4
Online voting has increased participation
28.2
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
37.4
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
70.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max