[okfn-discuss] [get.theinfo] World bank data

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Apr 14 16:58:06 UTC 2009

New World Bank Developer API looks interesting!

Its a shame they couldn't make raw data available for bulk download
under an open license - but its a good step towards encouraging others
to build on the material.

Allows non-commercial use. Terms:

"In order to use the World Bank API you must be licensed by the World
Bank (see; http://developer.worldbank.org). If you are approved by the
World Bank for use of the World Bank API, and subject to these Terms
of Use, you may access the World Bank API, implement the World Bank
API on your Web site(s), Application (s) and distribute World Bank
Data only to your users for their personal use without charge on your
Web site(s) and in accordance with the World Bank API Branding
Requirements (defined below). Any commercial redistribution of World
Bank Data must be subject to a separate, written agreement with the
World Bank. All queries related to commercial redistribution of World
Bank Data should be addressed to pubrights at worldbank.org."



On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Bruno <bgoncalves at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> The world Bank just announced an API to access 50+ years worth of data
> for over 200 countries
> http://developer.worldbank.org/
> It's mostly financial data, but there is also some sociological and
> demographical information
> Bruno
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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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