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Peer-to-Peer Leadership by Mila N. Baker

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6The Flow of Information

The World Bank headquartered in Washington, DC is one of the world’s largest funding and knowledge sources for governments and for countries that are members of the World Bank. It is also one of the most informationrich organizations in the world. Before its inception in 1944, development data had been primarily accessible only to paid subscribers and those directly connected with development projects around the world. That changed when the World Bank opened up its data for public consumption. The April 2010 announcement was welcomed around the world, especially in developing countries. Why was that?

The introduction of the Open Data Catalog portal, www.data.worldbank.org, now gives policymakers and other organizations ...

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