Open Data’s Opportunity to Transform Developing Countries

The World Bank has two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty within a generation, and to boost shared prosperity. They do it by providing by providing low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries to support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. In addition to funding, they offer support to developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance.

With tens of billions of dollars flowing from the Bank to countries all around the world, data plays a pivotal role in ensuring not only efficiency, but that money is spent in the right places. Join Amparo Ballivian, the lead economist from World Bank, in this talk about she uses data globally to further the Bank’s mission, and where she see’s open data’s biggest opportunity for impact in the developing world.

Speaker: Amparo Ballivián - Lead Economist, Development Data Group, World Bank