I ran across an interesting blog published by the World Bank called Open Data. The blog’s focus is “This blog is a forum for discussing development data issues and open access to data. Open access to data is a key part of the World Bank’s commitment to sharing our knowledge to improve people’s lives.”
The most recent blog entry is talking about how some of the World Bank staff decided on a pilot project to collect and present more timely price data. They realized one important fact: our parents, neighbors, friends and the rest of the crowd can collect price data! However, would this price data be reliable and timely? We set out to examine the feasibility of this approach.