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July 2012

Open Development Roadshow in South Asia

Soong Sup Lee's picture

Local languages, more poverty data, more timely data, and more information on data sources, data reliability, and the differences between World Bank data and national data. These were the comments we heard most often during visits to India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka as part of a World Bank Open Development Roadshow.

Newest country classifications released

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Each year on July 1, The World Bank revises the classification of the world’s economies based on estimates of gross national income (GNI) per capita for the previous year. The updated GNI per capita estimates are also used as input to the Bank’s operational classification of economies, which determines their lending eligibility. As of 1 July 2012, the World Bank income classifications by GNI per capita are as follows:

Join the International Open Government Data Conference Live July 10-12 - #IOGDC

Tariq Khokhar's picture

 This post was authored by  DONNA BARNE and appeared on the Voices Blog

Hundreds of open data experts and enthusiasts from more than 50 countries are expected at the second International Open Government Data Conference (IOGDC) —a look at the impact and promise of open data in cities, countries and institutions around the world.