An example of a bit-error changing a URL as part of Artem Dinaburg’s bitsquatting post   Here are some (of the rather a lot of) things that caught our attention last week. Brandon Rishel’s “Cartographers Without Borders” map has been doing …

Data Lab Link Roundup: Data impacts, satellite economics, bitsquatting, a favorite number, giving trees email addresses and more… Read more »

Throughout human history, different periods have been captured by a defining theme: the dark age, the industrial age, the information age, and the list goes on. The twenty-first century is no exception. With several significant events taking place, specialists have …

Impact Of The Internet Age Read more »

Transparency, accountability and open data in the Philippines have just become more palpable to citizens and journalists alike. Open Knowledge/School of Data joined forces with the World Bank and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism(PCIJ) to launch a five-month training …

Data journalism in the Philippines: changing the open data landscape Read more »

How do you fit into the global population distribution? via population.io I’m a huge fan of demography. I think it’s vital to understand the changing size, structure and distribution of the world’s population in order to make sense of pretty …

On World Population Day, I’m older than 54% of the world’s population. What about you? Read more »

At the end of May, our team from the Center for Open Data Enterprise traveled to Ottawa for the third International Open Data Conference. This global event may be the single largest gathering focused on Open Data. May’s conference brought …

Report from the Global Open Data Conference Read more »

via The World Bank Data Blog The 2015 edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) has been released.  WDI is the most widely used dataset in the World Bank’s Open Data Catalog and it  provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and …

The rate of extreme poverty was halved between 1990 and 2010 Read more »

In the past ‘research’ was sometimes seen as a dirty word in the development sector, with the belief that any amount of money raised should be spent directly on practical aid projects. The issue with this, of course, is that some …

Research – a dirty word in development circles? Read more »

The OK Cast Episode #8 is OUT! Today we are discussing the work of the the Opening Government Survey with Felipe Estefan. You can reach Felipe on Twitter @FelipeEstefan. The Global Opening Government Survey is a global online survey assessing …

Episode #8 – Global Opening Governments Survey and the World Bank Institute with Felipe Estefan Read more »

At the 2012 G-8 Summit leaders committed to a ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition ‘, and as part of the follow up to the US G8 presidency in April this year the World Bank hosted the ‘G8 Conference …

Reflections on developing a global sectoral open data initiative: agriculture and nutrition Read more »