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 »
In its commitment towards increased transparency and efficiency, the World Bank Group has released a new mobile application that, based on the data published through the Open Finances website (http://finances.worldbank.org), allows to easily navigate through 10 years of procurement data, for a total value of contracts of more than 130 Billion. The application for iPad can be downloaded for free and requires no registration.
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.