World Bank opens up its data

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, May 17th, 2010 - 1 comment
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As well as releasing its yearly report on World Development Indicators last month, the World BankĀ opened up its data. It has included a public API and access to over a thousand indicators.

In the video below, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick speaks about the Bank’s open data initiative.

One comment on “World Bank opens up its data”

  1. Armchair Critic

    That’s great AYB, I’m all for open access to data. Had a look at the site and it makes pretty pictures but I didn’t see how to get raw data, or data in a form I could use (possibly because I lost interest due to a terrible attention span). What I really want to know is why the World Bank have made the data more readily available.