Neil Fantom was a Manager at the World Bank in Washington DC. He led the World Bank’s Open Data initiative and oversaw the publication of World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance and the compilation and dissemination of the associated datasets. He has worked extensively to help developing countries improve their statistical capacity, working in Malawi and Botswana for eight years helping to improve official data and make them more accessible and useful. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Statistical Office of the European Commission. Neil studied statistics and mathematics at University College London, and the Universities of Oxford and Durham.