Wolfensohn, James D.

(See Presidents of the World Bank Group.)

Wolfowitz, Paul D.

(See Presidents of the World Bank Group.)

Woods, George

(See Presidents of the World Bank Group.)

World Bank

(See also International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association.) The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Through its loans, risk management, and other financial services; its policy advice; and its technical assistance, the World Bank supports a broad range of programs aimed at eliminating extreme poverty and boosting the shared prosperity of the bottom 40 percent of the population in every developing country. It divides its work between IBRD, which works with middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, and IDA, which focuses exclusively on the world's poorest countries. The terms World Bank and Bank refer only to IBRD and IDA.


World Bank Data Finder

The World Bank Data Finder app highlights the progress that has been made at the Bank since the Open Data Initiative was launched in April 2010. For the first time, the Bank's data are available to users on any of the three major mobile platforms and in four languages.


World Bank Economic Review

(See also Journals.) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, the World Bank Economic Review (WBER) is one of the most widely read scholarly economics journals in the world. It is the only journal of its kind that specializes in quantitative development policy analysis. Subject to strict refereeing, articles examine policy choices and therefore emphasize policy relevance rather than theory or methodology. Readers include economists and other social scientists in government, business, international agencies, universities, and research institutions. WBER seeks to provide the most current and best research in the field of economic development.


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