The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty for lasting results.
To support its mission, the World Bank publishes and disseminates a large selection of knowledge products. World Bank Publications produces such authoritative reports as the World Development Report and Doing Business, featuring research from top development economists and practitioners. Our portfolio includes major flagship reports to provide policy makers with in-depth analysis on key development topics; handbooks to train practitioners; and scholarly books that contribute to the development debate in universities and think tanks.
Our publications cover a broad range of economic and social issues, including development policy, finance, health, education, environment, trade, poverty, climate change, and globalization.
In addition to print resources, World Bank online resources offer access to the most reliable research on economic and social development to millions of users around the world. The World Bank eLibrary, our online collection of nearly 6,000 formal publications, includes books, reports, journals and policy research working papers, as well as all new titles as they are published.
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