A few months ago, the World Bank released a new programming interface  (API) that allows for a new level of access to the institution’s data. It is just one example of how the World Bank and other organizations are relying on new technology and the internet to increase transparency and improve access to information and data.
On Friday at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., several organizations are hosting an open discussion on the topic of transparency and open access to information. The event, which is dubbed Open Development Camp , is also sponsored by AidInfo , Development Gateway , Forum One Communications , and USAID's Global Development Commons .
According to the event's webpage , spots are filled to attend the conference in person. But it only seems appropriate that anyone will be able to join the discussion through the this website  or follow the conversation via Twitter through the #OpenDevCamp hashtag . Tune in starting around 9 a.m. (Washington, D.C. time).
(via Global Development Commons )