From time to time, everyone encounters sleek products whose form seems to eclipse their function—an image-heavy website that fails to provide basic information, or a shiny gadget with an all-too…

Claudio Mendonca |

We're thrilled to share the news about our brand new Online Quarterly Bulletin, which features debt statistics news, trends, and events. Laid out in the format of an e-newsletter, this…

Parul Agarwal |

As we continue to see headlines and editorials almost every day about migrants and refugees, it's not surprising when UNHCR reports that the number of forcibly displaced people has reached 60…

Leila Rafei |

  Globally, the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the trend in new cases of tuberculosis has been met. Today there there are 40% fewer people living with TB than there were in 1990. More…

Tariq Khokhar |

  Between 1990 and 2015, the global under-5 mortality rate dropped 53% from 91 to 41 deaths per 1,000. However, this drop is not enough to meet the global Millennium Development Goal of a two-…

Tariq Khokhar |

Nuevos métodos de recopilación de datos Open data is creating opportunities for governments to work more efficiently and effectively, for citizens to engage with government and take a more active…

Sandra Moscoso, Samuel Lee, Francesco Ciriaci |

The power of open data to bring together people from different streams of life for civic purposes was on full display around the world on February 22-23, 2014. Washington, D.C. was home to one of…

Samuel Lee, Julia Bezgacheva |

This is the first of a two-part blog series on offline open data pilots recently conducted in Indonesia and Kenya. Part one focuses on Indonesia, while the subsequent blog post will describe our…

Samuel Lee, Felipe Estefan |

Open data for business is suddenly the rage. The Economist calls it the new goldmine, the new open data policy released by the US government explicitly links open data with 'entrepreneurship…

Prasanna Lal Das |