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World Bank Apps for Development Challenge

Posted by Robert Hawkins on 19 Oct under Uncategorized


While we await the next season of EVOKE, I wanted to share with you another challenge brought to you by the World Bank — the apps for development challenge — See link – http://appsfordevelopment.challengepost.com/

The World Bank launched its Open Data Initiative in April, 2010. This initiative made an array of data sets, including the World Development Indicators, Africa Development Indicators, and Millennium Development Goal Indicators – free for all.

The Apps for Development Competition aims to bring together the best ideas from both the software developer and the development practitioner communities to create innovative apps using World Bank data.

Please share with fellow agents and participate if you see an opportunity to create an app with this data.

One Response to “World Bank Apps for Development Challenge”

  1. Bart

    Oh, according to the linked page, apps had to be in by January and the winners will be announced sometime starting maybe tomorrow. I guess I’m too late to enter — maybe a new post should be made to that effect or something.

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