Where has the World Bank Group disbursed money recently? What global funds does the World Bank Group manage? Explore raw data about the World Bank Group’s finances – slice and dice datasets; visualize data; share it with other site users or through social networks; or take it home with a mobile app. Read more about this site »
The private sector is increasingly using open data in ways that are not only commercially viable but also produce measurable social impact. What is missing is financing that can help catalyze the growth of data fueled businesses in emerging economies. We are developing a fund that will address this precise need.
What happens when governments haven't yet opened public data? Is it possible for entrepreneurs to take advantage of open data where it does not exist? The answer to this sounds a lot like "yes." The opportunity, however, may be more in the data collection and liberation than in simply the consumption.
The power of open data to bring together people from different streams of life for civic purposes was on full display around the world on February 22-23, 2014. Washington, D.C. was home to one of the 194 global International Open Data Day events that dotted cities around the world. Data was scraped. Visualizations were made. Code was written. Interfaces were designed.
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Feedback is always present. In both online and offline communities, the most difficult part is not generating feedback or even collecting it. The key challenges that exist with feedback loops are whether or not we are listening, engaging, and actively responding by catalyzing appropriate change.