Wayne Folta writes that the World Bank is opening up some of its data for researchers.

Posted by Andrew on 5 September 2011, 9:08 am

Wayne Folta writes that the World Bank is opening up some of its data for researchers.

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This is a big deal, in my view, and part of an explicit strategy, I believe. Now lots of (roughly) comparable data on countries is available lots of formats, easily read into (say) R. Kudos to the WB, may they be a model to others. See, for example, this link:

http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog