During September 2006 the Development Research Group restructured its teams to better align and facilitate the integration of research into the Bank’s network and business structure and to improve the impact of research on Bank operations.
The department now includes about 76 full-time equivalent staff researchers, 17 long-term researchers, and other staff organized into six teams and organized around the following topics:
Research is conducted within teams, across teams, and in collaboration with researchers in other parts of the Bank, as well as with colleagues in universities and research institutions throughout the world.
Each highlights section briefly describes the mandate, themes, and research highlights by team during calendar year 2006. The note numbers in brackets refers to the numbered list of published and forthcoming publications.