These books are formal publications, mostly published by the World Bank. This collection also includes external publications by allied organizations often with content by WB authors. Many are available in print.

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  • The Sunken Billions Revisited 

    World Bank (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-08)
    OVERVIEW. FULL BOOK EXPECTED IN FALL 2016. This report updates previous studies that measured in economic terms the extent of biological losses attributable to overfishing globally. The new estimates assess these "sunken ...
  • The Road Traveled 

    Thacker, Simon; Cuadra, Ernesto (2014-03-21)
    As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city. Today, 88 percent of ...
  • System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 

    United Nations (New York: United Nations, 2014)
    Ecosystem accounting is a coherent and integrated approach to the assessment of the environment through the measurement of ecosystems, and measurement of the flows of services from ecosystems into economic and other human ...
  • Global Economic Prospects, January 2016 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-01-06)
    The January 2016 edition of Global Economic Prospects discusses current global and regional economic developments and prospects, analyzing key challenges and opportunities confronting developing countries. This volume ...
  • World Development Report 2016 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016-01-13)
    The 2016 World Development Report shows that while the digital revolution has forged ahead, its “analog complements”—the regulations that promote entry and competition, the skills that enable workers to access and then ...
  • International Debt Statistics 2016 

    World Bank Group (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2016 (formerly Global Development Finance) provides statistical tables showing the external debt of 125 developing countries that report public and publicly guaranteed external debt to ...
  • Sub-Saharan African Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research 

    Blom, Andreas; Lan, George; Adil, Mariam (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    This book analyzes Africa's current performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) research, as well as future trends. It looks at Africa's research performance over a decade, what it means for the continent's ...
  • Live Long and Prosper 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2016)
    This book discusses the societal and public policy challenges and reform options for the East Asia and Pacific countries as they address aging. The book aims to strike a balance between optimism and pessimism over aging. ...
  • Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Nutrition in Bangladesh 

    Mahmud, Iffat; Mbuya, Nkosinathi (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    This report provides a systematic review of the evidence to date, both published and grey literature, on the relationship between water and sanitation and nutrition. We also survey the potential impact of improved water, ...
  • Shock Waves 

    Hallegatte, Stephane; Bangalore, Mook; Bonzanigo, Laura; Fay, Marianne; Kane, Tamaro; Narloch, Ulf; Rozenberg, Julie; Treguer, David; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    Ending poverty and stabilizing climate change will be two unprecedented global achievements and two major steps toward sustainable development. But the two objectives cannot be considered in isolation: they need to be ...
  • The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2015/2016 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-09-11)
    The Little Data Book on Financial Development 2015/2016 is a pocket edition of the Global Financial Development Database, published as part of the work on the Global Financial Development Report 2015/2016: Long-Term Finance. ...
  • Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016 

    World Bank; International Monetary Fund (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2016)
    The Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016, produced by the World Bank Group in partnership with the International Monetary Fund, comes at an inflection point in both the setting of global development goals and the demographic ...
  • Sustaining Employment and Wage Gains in Brazil 

    Silva, Joana; Almeida, Rita; Strokova, Victoria (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-10-15)
    In the past 15 years, employment, labor market participation, and wages have grown significantly in Brazil. Improved labor market outcomes have been the main drivers of reductions in poverty and inequality. But job creation ...
  • The Extractive Industries Sector 

    Halland, Havard; Lokanc, Martin; Nair, Arvind; Kannan, Sridar Padmanabhan (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-08-19)
    The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted ...
  • Parenting Education in Indonesia 

    Tomlinson, Heather Biggar; Andina, Syifa (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-07-08)
    There is a dynamic and growing energy in Indonesia focusing on parenting education, particularly for low-SES families. However, little is known about parenting styles and related outcomes, much less the coverage and ...
  • Where Have All the Textbooks Gone? 

    Read, Tony (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-07-08)
    This World Bank report is a rich compilation of information on teaching and learning materials (TLM) in Africa based on the extensive and multi-faceted experience of the author's work in the education sector in Africa. The ...
  • Africa's Demographic Transition 

    Canning, David; Raja, Sangeeta; Yazbeck, Abdo S. (Washington, DC: World Bank; and Agence Française de Développement, 2015-10-22)
    This book lays out a range of policy actions that are needed at the various phases of the demographic transition and uses global and regional experiences to provide evidence on what has worked and what has not. Countries ...
  • The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa 

    Marc, Alexandre; Verjee, Neelam; Mogaka, Stephen (Washington, DC: World Bank; and Agence Française de Développement, 2015-06-19)
    This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they ...
  • Labor Market Dynamics in Libya 

    World Bank (Washington, DC, 2015-06-03)
    This policy note provides an initial assessment of Libya's labor market and discusses policy options for promoting employability as part of a broader jobs strategy. It is intended as a contribution to evidence on Libya's ...
  • Getting Textbooks to Every Child in Sub-Saharan Africa 

    Fredriksen, Birger; Brar, Sukhdeep; Trucano, Michael (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015-05-12)
    This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the ...

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