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Read a blog post on youth and open government, "What’s the Relationship between Youth, Open Government, and Development?"

February 26, 2014 Blog post

Read the blog post, "A 19,000-Strong Global Classroom Learns About Climate Change," that looks at the success of the recently wrapped up four-week MOOC, Turn Down the Heat.

February 26, 2014 Blog post

The World Bank's Director of Innovation Labs, Aleem Walji, spoke at the Open Data Development Challenge January 27-28, 2014 in Montréal.

February 24, 2014 News

Read the latest blog post from the World Bank Institute's Director for Knowledge Exchange and Learning (WBIKL), Abha Joshi-Ghani.

February 20, 2014 Blog post

This recent report explores key questions and existing evidence around the impact of open budgeting.

February 18, 2014 News

India DM has launched Call for Proposals, submit yours by March 10, 2014.

February 13, 2014 Announcement

The city mapping, street addressing methodology, and e-learning course on Street Addressing was put to good use in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.

February 12, 2014 News

GOXI – a community of practice on governance of extractive industries – has reached 2000 members.

January 28, 2014 News

Mining Contracts: How to Read and Understand Them is a new book that offers over 200 pages of guidance to negotiators, mining operatives, and civil society represenatives who seek to have a deeper understanding of mining contracts.

January 28, 2014 News

WBI launches revised Planning Guide to help practitioners systematically design, implement, and measure result-oriented knowledge exchange initiatives.

January 27, 2014 Announcement