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Submitted by Gérard Chenais on
Opening World Bank data is fine; these data have been produced thanks to public money and providing equal access to statistics for all users is a good practice endorsed by many for national as well as for international statistics. Also, World Bank data are an element of a more global information system. So some links to other international data catalogues would be useful; otherwise users might think that data not on data.worldbank.org do not exist. Read about data on Wikipedia: ''Data is the lowest level of abstraction, information is the next level, and finally, knowledge is the highest level among all three. Data on its own carries no meaning.'' Here, what meaning is given to data compared to statistics? Sincèrement, Gérard Chenais