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World Bank Data- Now Online. Now Freely Available.

A month or so ago the international research community was finally granted easy access to a wide array of data and information on poverty and development.  With the release of the World Banks Data Catalog freely accessible on the web, those in research, policy, and advocacy can point to clear and uniform data and make critical steps towards both development reform and continued progress.   Even more interesting, is the opportunity for web developers and programmers to use this data to create new methods of knowledge and information sharing, opening up opportunities for mobile applications, new tools and technology, and creative partnerships around critical development objectives.

“I believe it’s important to make the data and knowledge of the World Bank available to everyone,” said World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick. “Statistics tell the story of people in developing and emerging countries and can play an important part in helping to overcome poverty. They are now easily accessible on the Web for all users, and can be used to create new apps for development.”

Off you go now to the world of indicators and data… enjoy!

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