[AI] FW: World Bank Data-Open Access Announcement

Kotian, H P hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Thu Jul 8 06:54:47 EDT 2010


Hello
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Harish.


From: Central Library
Sent: 08 July 2010 14:59
To: All RBI Users
Subject: World Bank Data-Open Access Announcement
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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA LIBRARY



World Bank Online Resources - Open Access Announcement


The World Bank's Access to Information Policy has been announced recently wherein statistical data published by World Bank would be provided to the public free of charge through a new platform.  Access the new data platform at http://data.worldbank.org<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9452760&m=1003888&u=WorldBank&s=http://data.worldbank.org>.  The World Bank's new policy underscores its commitment to transparency and accountability as the premiere institution for international development. The World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe-some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years.  The open data announcement coincides with the launch of the World Development Indicators<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269499&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=https://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=9585416> (WDI) 2010, the Bank's popular statistical resource. Apart from giving open access to the WDI<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269500&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators>, with nearly 1000 indicators, the initiative also opens up the Global Development Finance<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269501&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/global-development-finance> (GDF), Africa Development Indicators<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269502&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/africa-development-indicators> (ADI), Global Economic Monitor<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269503&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/global-economic-monitor> (GEM), and indicators from the Doing Business<http://www.mmsend15.com/ls.cfm?r=95559729&sid=9269504&m=986191&u=WorldBank&s=http://www.doingbusiness.org/economyrankings/> report.

Contact Library<mailto:libraryco at rbi.org.in> for any further questions about the announcement.

R.Kaushalya
Director
8 July 2010



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