World Bank opens largest set of development data --for free and in several languages
Big news: the World Bank has launched an open data site with more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics. Until now, most of this had been available only to paying subscribers. Not only that, but the site and indicators are also available in French, Spanish, and Arabic --with 330 indicators initially, but set to grow.
For those who need a little background and more info to understand just how big this move is, check out this story (also in Chinese ) that explains the potential and impact of making this data free. For data geeks and developers, just dive right in and enjoy.