The Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, in line with the e-Government Strategy and the Open Data Policy , has implemented the National Open Data portal which houses and provides links to the datasets of Government Agencies in an open format. This initiative empowers citizens and businesses for carrying out data-driven initiatives such as the development of mobile apps, data analysis, creation of innovative products and research among others.
Open Data Initiative
In 2015, Government embarked on the Open Data Initiative, by developing the National Open Data Policy, and carrying out the Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA) with the assistance of the World Bank. Subsequently, the Government approved the National Open Data Policy in April 2016 and the Open Data Readiness Assessment Report in July 2017. The main objective of the National Open Data Policy is to create economic value out of the releases of Government datasets as Open Data. Open Data is considered as the bedrock of innovation which will be the driving force of the Mauritian economy in the next few years. more ...