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Submitted by Aleem M Walji on

Well said Prasanna. Opening data is clearly about more than transparency and accountability. There are compelling economic reasons to make available a 'key new resource' that can be mined and exploited to create value.

The opportunity for many of our client countries is to see this opportunity, act upon it and allow private actors to combine public data with other data sets to make available entirely new services for public good. The Bank group is ideally positioned to catalyze these opportunities. Full steam ahead