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 automatically visualizes the entire World Bank database of 7000+ indicators (and growing), across 5 decades, for 217 countries. It enables you to explore, analyze and filter any of these indicators in the form of interactive maps and graphs, through the intuitive StatPlanet Plus interface. It is available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. The data is retrieved live from the World Bank database, so is always up to date.

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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