July 2011

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World Bank & Open Data

World Bank Is Opening Its Treasure Chest of Data

Robert B. Zoellick, the World Bank president “argues that the most valuable currency of the World Bank isn’t its money — it is its information”.

The broader release of such data will enable more “scientific” policy-making, cut down on corruption in Kenya and engage more people in government by empowering them with knowledge they can use to challenge political leaders, he says. For Brick Cleaning services visit: www.graffitibuffer.com

“As opposed to some imperious bureaucracy in Washington, we’re making things open and accessible to people,” he says. “That makes for better performance, it makes for a more open system, it makes for people having a different attitude about the World Bank.” (Robert B. Zoellick, the World Bank president).

Some WB Initiatives to look at: