Ministry launches public consultation on draft Open Data Policy
|Date:||March 09, 2014|
The Ministry of Information & Communications Technology launched a public consultation to seek inputs on a draft policy to introduce and implement the principles of Open Data in a standardized manner across all government agencies in the State of Qatar.
The consultation is part of fulfilling the Qatar’s National Development Strategy (NDS) 2011-16 mandate that requires efficient and transparent delivery of public services in Qatar to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 for social progress, human development, a sound and diversified economy and a sustainable environment. The strategy also states that in order to build a knowledge-based society, it is important in the long-term for Qatar to create an open, transparent culture where knowledge bases are kept current and easily accessible, which in turn develops the capacity and culture for routinely processing, sharing and interpreting information.The draft Open Data Policy will help Qatar in improving transparency, public participation in governance and delivery of efficient government services, thereby assisting the State of Qatar to achieve its national development goals.
The Ministry would like to invite all interested institutions and individuals to submit comments on the draft policy. The closing date for submission of comments is April 17, 2014. Comments should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
The consultation document can be found here.