Innovation : l’Open Data Portal sera annoncé dans le Budget 2017/2018 | Defimedia
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From Google Translate: "The Open Data Portal could be one of the measures announced in the 2017/2018 Budget to be presented by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on 8 June.
Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of ICTs, said on Monday (May 22nd) following the launch of a workshop on data access organized with the World Bank at Cyber Tower 1 'Ebony.
Public sector institutions produce a lot of data every day. At present, this information is disseminated on various platforms and is not always directly accessible. 'These data have great value for the private sector and the general public. They offer business opportunities and make the institutions that work with taxpayers' money more transparent. In Europe, data access is considered to have gained 1.7% growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
This figure can be applied to a smaller economy like ours,' said Rajnish Hawabhay, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the ministry. He added that access to these data will create jobs. 29 categories of data have been defined. None contain personal or confidential data and these data are not subject to copyright and may therefore be freely used and published. The World Bank has been working with the government on this project since June 2015."