Karin Christiansen is the founding CEO and patron of Publish What You Fund. She was previously general secretary of the Co-operative Party and currently also chair of the Open Knowledge Foundation. Before setting up Publish What You Fund, Karin worked as a policy manager at ONE and research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. In 2011, Karin was named as one of the Devex London 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders.
Over the past years ago, the World Bank has dropped off as a leader in open data, which is problematic for the world because they are a leading standard setter and have tremendous normative power. But now, Karin Christiansen and Rupert Simons from Publish What You Fund argue that the World Bank is coming back. Here’s what it will take for data to make a difference this time