In 2014, the World Bank commissioned Whythawk to conduct a technical assessment of the challenges experienced by National Statistics Offices (NSOs) in their pivotal role in the implementation of open data initiatives. As producers and curators of data, the objective of making high quality data more accessible and usable is consistent with their guiding principles. As part of our research we also produced a review of each of the leading open data publication platforms.
Chait, Gavin (2014): Technical Assessment of Open Data Platforms for National Statistical Organisations. World Bank. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/10/20451797/technical-assessment-open-data-platforms-national-statistical-organisations