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 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.
Photo credit: M.V. Jantzen
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.
The private sector is constantly building new businesses and services that use public data to provide services that are not only commercially viable but also create positive development impact. What can development organizations do to catalyze this market and hasten the associated development outcomes, especially in developing countries?
A firsthand look at what the civic tech scene is like across the Balkans: Exploring the role of data, including data for accountability and better coupling of data with technology.