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World Bank

Written by Mark Popielarski, Biddle Intern

world-bank-logo small.jpgThe World Bank is well-known for its international efforts to provide developing countries with loans needed for capital improvements. Recently, the organization announced that it is going to make its “research outputs and knowledge products” freely available to the public. This material will be released under a Creative Commons license beginning July 1 and will include publications released via third-party vendors such as the World Bank Research Observer and World Bank Economic Review. As part of the first phase of this new openness policy, the World Bank has created the Open Knowledge Repository which already contains roughly 2,000 books, articles, reports and research papers. This is great news for those interested in international, economic, social justice, and other related areas since it provides free access to a wealth of potentially invaluable information.

Written by Mark Popielarski, Biddle Intern