Open Data Policy

Monday, November 24, 2014
National Programs
Qatar Digital Government

The Open Data Policy is part of fulfilling Qatar’s National Development Strategy 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.

This document outlines the approved Open Data Policy that will assist the State of Qatar in attaining its national development goals of efficient and transparent delivery of public services, and building a knowledge-based society by creating an open, transparent culture where knowledge bases are current and easily accessible.

The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology had earlier drafted a policy on Open Data that underwent rigorous government, industry and public consultation. The policy has finally been approved by the national e-Government Steering Committee for adoption by the government agencies in the State of Qatar.