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    As the Iranian population has faced shortages of powdered milk in recent months, publicly available data show that the supplies are 20 to 30 percent higher than the demand, according to new research by Iran Open Data (IOD).The collaborative initiative...
    Publicly available figures show that the number of doctors who left Iran last year was nearly one-third higher than the number of doctors entering the medical workforce, according to Iran Open Data (IOD).
    Some 4,300 students have been admitted to 244 specialized religious and jurisprudential centers in Iran in the 2023-2024 academic year, Iran Open Data cited official statistics as showing.These statistics, extracted from documents published by the...
    The number of mosques in Iran is 55 times higher than the number of private and public hospitals, according to new research by Iran Open Data.
    The 1970s were the heyday of the Iranian oil industry, when the country’s output accounted for 10 percent of global production. In the mid-1970s, Iran pumped a record 6 million barrels per day (bpd), almost four times more than the neighboring United...
    In a recent article, the collaborative initiative Iran Open Data pointed out that Iran is falling behind the two other largest economies in the Persian Gulf region – the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
    More than two-thirds of protesters killed worldwide by governments or their affiliated security forces over the past year have died in Iran, according to the collaborative initiative Iran Open Data.
    Approximately 228,000 hectares of forests and rangelands have burned down in Iran between 2011 and 2021, an average of almost 21,000 hectares every year, according to Iran Open Data.Analysis of official data shows that fires destroyed a total of...
    The Iranian government has so far allocated some 2.7 trillion tomans ($54 million) from the public budget for the production of a television series titled “His Eminence Moses and Salman,” new research by Iran Open Data shows.The budget bill for the...
    With an annual production of several million tons, Iran is among the world’s top producers of bitumen, a fuel grade that is typically used in applications such as road surfacing, roofing and certain types of paint.As Iran Open Data reported on July...
    Active Islamic seminaries outnumber state-funded colleges by five to one in Iran, according to new research by Iran Open Data.Officially, at least 1,120 religious seminaries and specialized jurisprudential centers are engaged in activities and are...
    Mandatory hijab laws cost Iranians up to 45 trillion tomans ($900 million) per year, according to new research by Iran Open Data. In a recent article, the collaboratve initiative explained that these expenses is borne by Iranians in two ways.
    The Islamic Republic’s leadership claims the country is heading in the right direction, telling the beleaguered Iranian business community that a new agreement with world powers on its nuclear program is on the horizon.According to Iranian officials,...
    Every year since 1979, the Islamic Republic marks on 22 Bahman, the 11th month in the Persian calendar, the anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy. Marches are held through major streets and squares are decorated with flags,...
    Iran's Mostazafan Foundation auctioned off 340 real estate properties in the second half of the last Persian year ending in March at a total base price of 14 trillion tomans ($260 billion), new research shows.The amount is equivalent to the entire...
    Some 93 percent of Iranians have thought about emigration outside the country at some point in their lives, according to a recent poll conducted by the collaborative initiative Iran Open Data among social media users.
    The number of suicide deaths has grown by more than 40 percent in Iran over a decade, according to officials statistics, as the Iranian people faced deepening economic, political and social upheaval.The 2022 report on “Social Justice Indicators” shows...
    New research shows that at least $105.3 million of state funds were allocated this year to the Basij Organization, Basij industries and “jihadi” groups associated with the paramilitary force.
    More than a quarter of all radio and television programs produced in Iran are dedicated to Islamic and religious topics, new research shows.Out of a total of 345,000 hours of programs produced in the country in 2021, more than 70,000 hours were...
    Senior Iranian officials and religious authorities – and their relatives – made dozens of trips to Europe between in the 1980s and 1990s to undergo medical treatments, according to late President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's memoirs.The collaborative...