Minister Donohoe launches public consultation process for the national Open Data Strategy 2017-2022 - MerrionStreet
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"Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D, today (Tuesday) launched a public consultation on the draft national Open Data Strategy 2017-2022.
Studies show that publication of official non-personal data in open format has the potential to drive more effective decision-making and efficient service delivery, spur economic growth, and empower citizens to take an active role in improving their own communities. The draft Strategy builds on the achievements already made by public bodies and guides the Open Data Initiative by setting out a vision and objectives, and the actions considered necessary to achieve them over the next 5 years and beyond. Minister Donohoe said: ‘Much has been achieved since the launch of the Initiative in 2014, with 97 public bodies having published over 4,800 high quality datasets in open format on the portal data.gov.ie. The aim of the strategy is to put an ecosystem in place to enable the potential of Open Data to be exploited and to develop niche areas for Ireland to develop core competencies and be a leader in Open Data’."