World Bank e-library

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Upon launch in April 2012, the OKR contains research from thousands of works including:

  • World Bank published books from 2009-2012 which includes flagship publications, academic books and practitioner volumes;
  • All World Development Reports (WDRs) since 1978;
  • Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012, a series of papers that disseminate findings of work in progress in order to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues;
  • Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012, a series of analytical reports prepared by Bank staff. ESWs gather and evaluate information about a country’s economy and/or a specific sector;
  • Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), two journals published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank;
  • Content in languages other than English;
  • World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies.

The OKR will be updated regularly as new research outputs and knowledge products are released for publication. New content will include:

  • Content published prior to 2009 (and prior to 2007 in the case of the WBER and the WBRO);
  • Bank-authored content published by third party publishers including journal articles, books and chapters;
  • Links to datasets associated with a specific work;
  • Other knowledge products published by the World Bank

Free trial for the subject for all the universities and education institutes with in Pakistan starting from 21/3/2012 till 21/5/2012.

The World E-Book Library Association is the world’s largest eBook provider. Founded in 1996, the World E-Book Library Association is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works in a number of languages and countries around the world with a mission to aid students and educators by providing them the world's most complete collection of electronic text books, and documents on-line as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post baccalaureate studies.


About World Bank e-library

The World Bank e-Library is an electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, reports/working papers, journals and other documents on social and economic development. E-Library is fully searchable by subject, region, keyword, title, author, abstract, or year of publication.
License Agreed: Access Available to all DL registered institutes.
Subject Strengths

World Bank e-Library includes:

  • Agriculture
  • Communities & Human Settlements
  • Conflict and Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance and Financial Sector Development
  • Gender
  • Governance
  • Health, Nutrition and Population
  • Industry; Information and Communication Technologies
  • Infrastructure Economics and Finance
  • International Economics & Trade
  • Law and Development
  • Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Private Sector Development
  • Public Sector Development
  • Rural Development
  • Science and Technology Development
  • Social Development
  • Social Protections and Labor
  • Transport; Urban Development
  • Water Resources
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • World Bank
Service Strengths
  • Full indexed databases, cross-searchable
  • Advanced search features
  • Small file sizes to facilitate downloading
  • Easy navigation through regional collections
  • Metadata provided in Excel so each title can be listed in online library catalogues
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics for World Bank e-Library, WDI, GDF and ADI online databases
  • Different language interfaces including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese