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.
“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:
- Mapping for Results
- StatPlanet Apps for Development Contest Winner
- WB Data Catalog
- Sweeden Open Aid
- Apps for Development Winners
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