The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. It includes more than 2,000 indicators from countries around the world, including hundreds that go back 50 years. 331 indicators come from the World Development Indicators (WDI) covering 209 countries from 1960 to 2008 translated into Spanish, French and Arabic.
The topics which are covered include Agriculture; Economic policy; Education; Energy; Environment; Finance; Health; Infrastructure; Labour market; Poverty; Science and Technology; Urban development.
World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick asked the developer community to create tools, applications, and mash-ups making it easier for users of development data to make better decisions and better policies. See the Video.
Souce: The World Bank Open Data