UCB Libraries


World Bank

Print publications from the World Bank are shelved at 1000 I49 in the International Documents section of the Government Information Library. Search Chinook, the library catalog, for call numbers.

Major Databases

  • World Bank e-Library CU
    This is an electronic portal to the World Bank's full-text collection of books, reports, and other documents. New titles and working papers are added to the database as they become available.
  • World Development Indicators
    This is the premier data source on the global economy. It contains statistical data for over 575 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the present for over 220 countries and country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.
  • Global Development Finance
    This database contains statistical data for the 147 countries and country groups. The database covers external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and scheduled debt service projections. The focus here is on country investment data as well as the credit valuation of a country, necessary to assess investment prospects.
Freely Available Resources

The World Bank provides a wide variety of information on its web site.

Data & Statistics

Publications (abstract and full-text)

  • Publications by Subject
    provides abstracts and sales information for a list of new publications.
  • Documents & Reports --a searchable database contains World Bank documents and reports. Most are full-text and are free of charge.
  • World Bank Annual Report
  • Joint Bank Fund Library Network
    The catalog of the joint International Monetary Fund-World Bank Library. The library catalog includes the holdings of the library and indexing to about 800 periodicals on economics and finance. The catalog includes links to periodical articles when an online edition exists. An excellent source of information on international economics, finance, and the activities of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Research Resources

Activities and Publications by Countries & Regions