World Bank


The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank's subscription-based collection of nearly 6,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers including: Development Outreach, World Bank Economic Review and World Bank Research Observer journal articles published since 1996. Development Economics (DEC) policy research working papers published since 1995. E-books and reports dating as far as the 1970's (in the case of the World Development Reports).

The World Development Indicators (WDI) provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 economic and social indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960. Economic time series indicators include GNI, population, use of resources, domestic prices, monetary indicators, central government finances, foreign trade, balance of payments, external debt and social indicators. Social Indicators include fertility, mortality, illiteracy and shares of GDP for selected social expenditures.

Global Development Finance (GDF), a component of the World dataBank.For developing countries time-series data on resource flows, financial indicators including workers remittances, external debt stocks, debt flows and more.