World Bank Data

World Bank Data can be found at Data sets such as the World Development Indicators (with 100 indicators), Africa Development Indicators, and Millennium Development Goal (MDG) indicators are available in several languages.

Sources of Data and Information about the Millennium Development Goals

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals is a global effort involving many people, governments, and international agencies. Besides the official list of indicators used to measure progress at the national level, there many other sources of data that can help to develop, test, and implement new strategies for reaching the goals – at the local, national, regional, and global levels.

Linked here (and also found here on pdf) are sources of data and other information about the challenges of achieving the goals. But don’t stop with these. Identify other sources of data and new strategies for improving the lives of people around the world. Create new knowledge and put it in the hands of people who will us it!

App Ideas

On September 9, 2010, over 100 technology and development experts came together to discuss Apps for Development and to brainstorm potential app ideas on this forum.


Please email us at if you have questions about the competition. Also make sure to view the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website at

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Video of the September 9 Idea Jam

Open Forum Session

On Thursday, October 7, 2010, the Apps for Development competition opened at the Open Forum (where you can watch the video).


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