You can find all Bank research in the Open Knowledge Repository.
Press Release (April 10, 2012)
World Development Reports
This annual report provides a wide international readership with an extraordinary window on a specific aspect of development. The web site provides links to detailed information on each report about the theme, authors, and online consultations. You can also view/download full text, overviews, background papers, and access media resources or purchase the reports.
Policy Research Reports
Policy research reports (PRRs) bring to a broad audience the results of research on development policy issues carried out by World Bank staff. The web site contains links to websites for several published PRRs, with information about the report and authors. You can also view/download full text or background papers or purchase the reports.
Policy Research Working Papers
All Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. Use the Document Search function to locate a policy research working paper by date, topic, type/series, language, and country/region.
Policy Research Working Papers by Research Department
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World Bank Journals
The World Bank Research Observer (WBRO) is intended for readers with a professional interest in development. The World Bank Economic Review (WBER) is intended for economists and other social scientists in government, business, international agencies, universities and research institutions.
Books | Book Chapters
Books and books chapters by World Bank researchers, with links download options where possible, and online ordering.
Edited volumes by World Bank researchers.
Journal articles by researchers at the World Bank, with links to articles and abstracts where available and related working papers where relevant.
Evaluation of World Bank Research (2005)
The evaluation draws on all outputs of research projects as well as World Development Reports, Policy Research Reports and flagship reports. Overall, this represents more than 4,000 journal articles, books and databases.
Stories about current research, with links to detailed research outputs.
Monthly Research Highlights
A selection of new working papers from across the research department.
January 2013 - present
Annual Highlight Reports
The annual highlights report offers a brief account of the activities of the Development Research Group during the calendar year, a few highlights to illustrate the scope and nature of the department's research, and a comprehensive list of publications and new public-access datasets.
A collection of recent working papers based on a theme or region
Research briefs are backed up by full studies and longer research papers available on program sites.