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In April 2012, the World Bank announced that it will implement a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012.

According to a World Bank press release…., the new policy builds on recent efforts to increase access to information at the World Bank and to make its research as widely available as possible…the Bank launched a new Open Knowledge Repository and adopted a set of Creative Commons copyright licenses. The policy will effectively make World Bank research freely available online without charge or restrictions via the Open Knowledge Repository. Peter Suber participated in a panel that discussed the World Banks new OA policy and global development at the May 21, 2012 launch event.

– The World Bank, Bank Publications and Research Now Easier to Access, Reuse
– The World Bank, World Bank Open Access Policy for Formal Publications
– The World Bank, What the World Banks Open Access Policy Means for Development (video)

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