StatPlanet World Bank wins First Prize

World Bank Apps for Development First Prize Award

StatPlanet World Bank won first prize in the World Bank's Apps for Development competition! Congrats to all the finalists! 

The application enables you to explore and analyze all the 5000+ indicators available from the World Bank database through interactive maps and graphs. It is available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. 

World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick handed out the prizes (fifteen in all), and noted in his introductory speech that "you can use the StatPlanet app to follow the story of development in a specific country over the course of decades."

Judging criteria

The distinguished panel of judges included Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Google director of International Engineering Kannan Pashupathy, and Chief Economist of the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa Region Shantayanan Devarajan.

The judging criteria included “creativity and originality”, “user experience, design and performance” and the degree to which it raised awareness of or contributed to meeting one or more of the Millennium Development Goals. The contest drew 107 entries from 36 countries. 

Further reading

StatPlanet World Bank - Explore Open Data

See all the finalists

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