The Latin American Open Data Initiative (ILDA) is a project that seeks to understand and promote open data policies and uses in Latin America to further the inclusive development of the region.
ILDA is part of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) initiative as the regional node for Latin America. ILDA was born after the first Regional Open Data Conference (Condatos) in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2013, with the support of the International Development Research Center (IDRC). ILDA’s main goal is to research and collaborate with the emerging Latin American open data and civic technology community.
ILDA is born to facilitate a vision of Latin America that allows the regional community to actively participate in its construction, implementation and reflection. In this context, ILDA promotes basic and applied research on open data policies and uses, as well as it assists governments and civil society in projects related to this field.
Currently, ILDA is in the process of institutional consolidation.
Actualmente este equipo provee las funciones básicas de ILDA en aspectos de coordinación, investigación y apoyo.
ILDA is currently the Open Contracting Partnership help-desk that promotes greater transparency in public procurement through the adoption of the open contracting standard. ILDA provides basic support to different actors (government, civil society, private companies) working on this topic while it also develops applied research in this field.