World Bank OA Policy

On July 1st 2012 a new Open Access Policy came into effect at the World Bank. From their April 10, 2012 press release:
“Knowledge is power,” World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said. “Making our knowledge widely and readily available will empower others to come up with solutions to the world’s toughest problems. Our new Open Access policy is the natural evolution for a World Bank that is opening up more and more.”
Now the World Bank has been named as SPARC’s July 2012 Innovator:
“For being a pioneer in sharing research on such a global scale, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition recognizes the World Bank as its July 2012 Innovator. ”