World Bank announces new open data initiative

Today the World Bank announced a new initiative to offer free access to “more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics”.

The data– which had previously only been made available to paying subscribers– is compiled at data.worldbank.org/. There’s a wealth of information here, available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick explains: