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World Bank Group Opens Data to All
Date:4/22/2010

href="http://data.worldbank.org" onclick="linkClick( this.href );" target="_blank" title="open data initiative">open data initiative coincides with the launch of the World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010, the Bank’s popular statistical resource. Apart from giving open access to the WDI, with nearly 1000 indicators, the initiative also opens up the Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and indicators from the Doing Business Report.

Broader access to the data will allow policy makers, researchers, and civil society to track the impact of policies, develop new solutions, and measure improvements more accurately.

Access to these new resources is available at data.worldbank.org, a central web site that makes it easier to find, use, and manipulate data. A data catalog lists the available databases. The Bank will continue to add databases in the months ahead.

Users will be encouraged to provide feedback and to make use of the data through new tools and applications.

This knowledge sharing initiative will be followed by the July 2010 launch of the World Bank’s new Access to Information Policy, which will make available an expanded range of reports, documents, and information.

To access World Bank Group data, please visit http://data.worldbank.org. To learn more about The World Bank’s work please visit www.worldbank.org

Contacts:

In Washington:
David Theis (202) 458-8626
Richard Fix (202) 473-3399

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