The Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) is an initiative that aims to increase transparency and public accessibility to government data by collaborating with public sector agencies involved in regulating and administering various aspects of the Palestinian economy, through building their capacities in knowledge and data management as well as developing the necessary systems to enable these agencies to increase transparency and enhance citizen access to the data and information produced (or otherwise created) through these agencies’ daily business activities.
Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI)
- Enhance the capacity of public sector agencies in facilitating open access to data.
- Increase the awareness and interest of the general public in open data.
- Enhance citizen access to information produced or otherwise acquired by the
government based on open data principles through a web platform.
- A network of public agencies committed to Open Government Data is established.
- An assessment of Open Data Readiness in each of the identified public agencies is conducted.
- A functional web platform for data sharing is developed, and a public agency’s data sets
The Open Governmental Data Initiative Platform will bring together all data and information in one searchable platform. This online platform is designed to make it easier to find re-usable information.
The online platform will
- Enable the public, private sector, and entrepreneurs to find data published by
government departments and public agencies.
- Allow entrepreneurs, investors and the public to learn more about new investment potentials in different economic sectors.
- Generate new potential projects, initiatives, and research as it gives rise to new entrepreneurial businesses and helps establishing new companies in different markets, and define new products and services.
- Help organizations replace traditional decision-making approaches with data-driven ones.