Kurdistan Open Data is a long-term project that aims to create an online data repository for all different types of data on all different aspects of Kurdistan including but not limited to health, education, transportation, utilities, businesses, and many more. The initiative makes Kurdistan part of the open data movement that was initially started by the United States government, and now spread to the rest of the world.
CIDA believes that this project is of significant value for creating a data-driven decision- making culture. Kurdistan Open Data helps the government, businesses, and the civic society to make more informative decisions and minimize consequences that are results of nothing but poor planning and non-informative decisions.
This project is an initiative of CIDA Founding Director, Dr. Hemin Latif.