World Bank Online Resources
WORLD BANK eLIBRARY
Discover the Bank's research and knowledge!
The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank's full-text collection of more than 8,000 books, reports, journals, and other documents on social and economic development. The eLibrary enables searching across all publications all in one place and includes...
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WORLD BANK OPEN DATA
Free resources from the World Bank!
Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group now offers free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards and international development indicators. Broader access to this data allow policymakers and advocacy groups to make better-informed decisions and measure improvements more accurately. They are also valuable tools to support research by journalists, academia and others, broadening understanding of global issues.
The World Bank's flagship databases such as World Development Indicators (WDI), Global Development Finance (GDF), Africa Development Indicators (ADI), and Global Economic Monitor (GEM) are included. In addition, the following databases and resources have been made open to the public:
COMPLETE WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT ONLINE
Search and browse within all 31+ WDRs at once!
For more than three decades, the World Development Report has served as one of the principal and most widely-read vehicles for encapsulating the World Bank's knowledge of and policy recommendations for key global development issues—from agriculture, the environment, and climate change, to poverty, population growth, and infrastructure. The Complete World Development Report Online is an essential research tool that provides all WDRs since 1978 in one place.
The Complete World Development Report allows you to...
WORLD BANK eATLASES
Free Data Mapping Tools!
Quickly and easily visualize key development data, such as WDI, gender statistics and the MDGs.
Great for research, analysis, and for use in presentations. Check out these new tools now!
WORLD BANK MOBILE APPS
Keep up with the latest World Bank Apps!
Find the growing list of apps available from the World Bank. Access, graph, and share World Bank data and information whenever you need it, right on your mobile device.