One of our goals in the next year is to make World Bank open data easier to find and use. As a start, we recently redesigned the country pages on data.worldbank.org to showcase other open data resources, such as Projects, Finances, Mapping For Results, Microdata, and the Climate Change Knowledge Portal. From any country page, you can now preview the data and navigate to the corresponding country page on any of these other sites.
If you're a developer or data geek and you're interested in how this works under the hood, then read on.
Increasingly, many World Bank data websites include an Application Programming Interface (API) that makes data available in XML, JSONand/or other machine-readable formats. APIs make it easy for any software platform, such as a website, to access and interpret the underlying data.
For the rest of this post we'll use Kenya as an example for how to request open data for a country of interest from a number of World Bank APIs.
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