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Open data for sustainable development

This policy note outlines the applications and benefits of Open Data for sustainable development. The authors discuss what Open Data is and how it relates to broadly defined international development goals, present diverse use cases in different sectors of development, and propose a plan of action that governments and their data users can apply to improve Open Data worldwide.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
  • Aid and development
  • Open technologies
  • Science and technology
  • Science and technology education and promotion
  • Science and technology research and development
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Christmas Island
  • Timor-Leste
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

This note, created by The World Bank, is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CCBY3.0) license.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0
Author (corporate) The World Bank
Publication date 2015
Date uploaded September 4, 2015, 08:27 (UTC)
Date modified January 7, 2016, 20:54 (UTC)