The Open Data Platform of Saudi Arabia is an important initiative for implementing a public data hub and strategy to enable transparency, promote e-participation and inspire innovation. The primary role of the platform is to publish datasets from ministries and government agencies in an open format, and make this data available to the public. This platform enables the public to have central point of access to find, download and use datasets generated by the ministries and government agencies.
Government Open Data helps bridge the gap between governments and citizens. The public benefits from the data provided in different ways, such as:
- Acquiring a better understanding of how to government agencies work
- Opening up the opportunities for people to evaluate the performance of various administrative institutions
- Giving citizens the chance to make informed decisions about government policies
- It also allows using the data for research, reports, providing feedback
- Developing web and smartphone applications and solutions based on government open data
With this Open Data Platform, the Saudi government pursues to expand its e-Government services portfolio by extending the growing efforts to individuals and private sectors, enhancing transparency and allowing people to show their creativity.
What is open data?
Open data is the data that can be freely used by anyone without technical, financial or legal constraints. The open data can also be re-used and redistributed, taking into account the requirements of the legal license under which such data were distributed.
All governmental and non-governmental agencies can adopt the distribution of their open data for various purposes. There are various types of data that the government agencies produced or owned, for example:
- Population and housing data such as population by age, marital status and etc.
- Basic data on the economic sector and investment such as GDP data.
- Labor market data such as the size of the labor market and the available jobs within different sectors.
- Health sector data such as the number of health facilities in different regions.
- ICT sector data such as the total number of fixed and mobile telephone lines and the Internet.
More information about the open data platform, from here.
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Last Modified Date: 03/12/2019 - 10:22 AM Saudi Arabia Time