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The World Bank Group is an international organization which operates for the benefit of its 189 member countries. It is one of the world’s largest sources of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, and aims to reduce poverty, increase shared prosperity, and promote sustainable development. The World Bank operates in sectors such as education, economics, or public health.
In support of its mission—to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity—the WBG brings together knowledge and expertise across all major sectors of development. With over 75 years of development experience, its research and knowledge is meant to increase understanding of development issues, enrich policy research and debate, contribute to scholarly research, and support developing countries find solutions to the toughest global and local development challenges
Research is performed by in-house economists, international policy experts and sector specialists and development practitioners working on the ground, and external contributors.
Law & Development
Communities & Human Settlements
Macroeconomics & Economic Growth
Conflict & Security
Climate change and natural resources
Public & Private Sector Development
Science & Technology Development
Finance & Finance Sector Development
Governance & corruption
Health, Nutrition & Population
Infrastructure Economics & Finance
Water Supply & Sanitation
International Economics & Trade
The World Bank eLibrary offers immediate access to the complete collection of World Bank formal publications and journals since the 1990s, as well as reports, working papers and country and regional data from World Development Indicators (WDI):