The research department is the World Bank's principal research unit—within the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). Unlike operations and network departments, which also undertake research, its mandate includes research that may be cross-country and across sectors, and reach beyond specific regional units or sector boards.
Our experts are often cited by the media, the academic community, and other parties interested in international development. Our researchers also provides cross-support to Bank operations, to help ensure that the Bank's policy advice is firmly grounded on current knowledge.
With nine programs, it produces the majority of the Bank’s research and enjoys a high international profile. The work of our researchers appear in academic journals, the World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, books, blogs, and special publications such as the Policy Research Reports.
|Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Director of Research|
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|Will Martin |
Manager, Agriculture and Rural Development
Manager, Human Development and Public Services
|Mike Toman |
Manager, Environment and Energy
|Luis Serven |
Manager, Macroeconomics and Growth
|Michael Lokshin |
Manager, Computational Tools
|Peter Lanjouw |
Manager, Poverty and Inequality
|Sole Martinez Peria |
Manager, Finance and Private Sector Development
|Aaditya Mattoo |
Manager, Trade and International Integration
Acting Manager, Development Impact Evaluation Initiative
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World Bank. 2012. "Research at Work: Assessing the Influence of World Bank Research." Washington, DC: World Bank.