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"World Bank Institute: We're also the data bank"

on June 27th, 2011 at 2:45:50 PM

At the Activate Conference, Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute gave a brief overview about their first experiences with open data (their data catalogue website gets more visitors than their home page now, and Google translated the top indicators they saw people were searching for into 39 languages), and how they hope to connect their aggregate data with the detailed service delivery we can now collect and make available, to build a "Yelp for Development".

Open for discussion: the "Open for Change" Manifesto

on June 24th, 2011 at 3:38:23 PM

Ever since we started networking as "development 2.0 pioneers", we wanted to express our core values, so we can grow our network into a movement.

In January we adopted the name "Open for Change", and worked to organise the world's first "Open Data for Development Camp" (ODDC) in May, to bring together the people in that movement.

Based on the conversations we had with many of you (before, during and after ODDC), and inspired by other manifestos, we now have created a beta version of the Manifesto for Open for Change, and love to hear your feedback.

The Manifesto is the foundation for more