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World Bank Resources

World Bank

In addition to the key titles described below, UBC Library has an extensive collection of materials from the World Bank. The World Bank focuses most of its efforts on spurring financial & social development in non-industrialized countries. Typical themes include: globalization, environmental sustainability, social exclusion, corruption, financial assessment, education, health care, conflict, poverty, and migration.

  • World Development Indicators.  Available online (2005- present) and in Koerner Library HC59.59.W682.

    This is "is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. It provides over 900 indicators for some 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 80 tables, as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links."

    • Note, a pocket version of this publication is available under the title Little data book. UBC currently holds only the 2006 edition. Call no.: HC59.69 .L57


  • Global Monitoring Report. Available online (2009-present) and in Koerner Library HD75 .G54.

    This report is prepared jointly by the World Bank and the IMF. Its overall theme is global development and each year concentrates on a special theme - usually related to an aspect of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Past themes include MDGS and: governance, gender equality, donors, and the environment.

  • World Development Report.  Available online  (1978-present) and in Koerner, Library HC59.7 .W659

    This report tackles a different theme related to development each year. Past themes include: sustainable development, investment, services & the poor, inequality of opportunity, agriculture & knowledge for development.