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Research Roundup - November 2010

Focus on research for development

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Charting new directions in development economics
Development economics needs to return to tackling the big questions of economic transformation and poverty elimination
Research Digest, Fall 2010

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Research for development
An overview of the history of development research at the World Bank points to new future directions in both what we research and how we research.
Working paper, Oct. 2010

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World Bank’s publication record
Of the over 20,000 publications by Bank staff, many have influenced development thinking, according to citations in Google scholar and bibliometric databases.
Working paper, July 2010

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On measuring scientific influence
The influence of World Bank publications in the development literature is on par with top universities.
Working paper, July 2010

30 years of the WDR

30 Years of the World Development Report
Provides a sweeping examination of the coverage of the WDRs, and assesses how the research they present has contributed to policy making and development thought.
Download book, 2009

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