More than 200 high-level federal and state officials in India will convene on December 11 in New Delhi, for the India National Open Data and Open API Conference. The conference is organized by the...

Oleg Petrov |

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries. In my previous blog post, I showed this trend and the studies that...

Victor Mulas |

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (center) and Minister Jean Philbert Nsengimana (left) work with children during the recent "Smart Rwanda Days" conference in Kigali. “Smart” is in. So is...

Samia Melhem, Arleen Seed, Roger Burks |

“It is not data [that] makes you powerful; it is how you use it. That is exactly what our government has set out to do…data empowers not only the holder of it, but also the people who receive it...

Saki Kumagai, Oleg Petrov, Roger Burks |

We’d like to hear your ideas of how Open Data could be used to help eradicate poverty and improve public services in rural India.  We are launching a co-creation and crowdsourcing effort on “Open...

Oleg Petrov |

Open Data has the potential to be a game-changing tool in poverty reduction and economic growth. The World Bank has been actively encouraging governments to become more transparent, more...

Vikas Kanungo |

At a recent lunchtime presentation, World Bank staff had the opportunity to hear about the progress of the Government of India’s Aadhaar program. Aadhaar, which means ‘foundation’ in English, is a...

Samia Melhem |