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					   World Bank
Online Resources
     What the World Bank Does

• One of the world's largest sources of
  development assistance
• In fiscal year 2007, it provided more than US$27
  billion in loans to developing countries
• Works in more than 100 developing economies
• Primary focus: helping the poorest people and
  the poorest countries
• The largest external funder for:
   – Education          – HIV/AIDS
   – Health             – Biodiversity Projects

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       The “Knowledge” Bank


• To support the quality of its operations and to
  promote economic development in client
  countries, the World Bank
   – Compiles indicators of social and economic
     development
   – Undertakes cutting edge research on an
     array of public policy issues
   – Actively disseminates information
     worldwide

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      The World Bank
 is the Premier Source for
Research and Data on Social
and Economic Development




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        World Bank e-Library

• www.worldbank.org/elibrary
• Launch: May 20, 2003
• The premier collection on international, social and
  economic development
• An electronic collection of World Bank
  publications
• Includes all titles published since 2000 and
  several older books
• Includes 1,800+ backlist titles and all current and
  forthcoming titles
• Plus over 2,700 peer reviewed World Bank
  Research Working Papers
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           e-Library: Features

• COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
   – Follow instructions at
     http://www.ingentaselect.com/libstats
• TOC alerts
   – Subscribe at the e-Library home page and receive
     an e-mail every time a new title is uploaded
• RSS Feeds
• METADATA and MARC Records
• Reference linking to external sources
• Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)



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                   e-Library: Topics

•   Agriculture and Rural Development   •   Health, Nutrition, and Population
•   Banking, Finance, and Investment    •   Infrastructure, Transport, and Urban
•   Business Procurement                    Development
•   Commodities, Pricing, and Trade     •   Labor and Income
•   Data Publication                    •   Legal and Judicial Issues
•   Development Economics               •   Poverty
•   Education and Training              •   Private Sector
•   Energy, Industry, and Mining        •   Public Policy
•   Environment and Pollution           •   Social and Cultural Issues
    Prevention                          •   Technology and
•   Gender                                  Telecommunications
•   Globalization                       •   Water Supply and Sanitation
•   Governance, Civil Society, and      •   World Bank
    Participation




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               Select the Portal   Simple Search




 Browse all
   titles in
alphabetical                                       Advanced
    order                                           Search
       Searched for
       Development
        Middle East




Selected this title by
   clicking on it




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                       e-Library




                        Click here to view
                       the reference links




Click here to get to
    the full text




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                                 e-Library
                  Search in
                 the full text
                  of any title




Choose and get
  right to the
  chapter of
    interest
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e-Library


                 Advanced Search
                 Multiple Fields;
                 Boolean Operators




           Narrow down your search
            by selecting the subject




     Narrow down your search
      by selecting the region




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        About World Bank Data

• Statistical data on all aspects of development
  are essential to achieve the goal of a world
  without poverty.
• Data are needed to set baselines, identify
  effective public and private actions, set goals
  and targets, monitor progress and evaluate
  impacts.
• Data are an essential tool of good
  government, providing a means for people to
  assess what governments do and helping
  them to participate directly in the
  development process.
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        World Bank Databases


World Bank databases available as
 subscription products:

• NEW! Africa Development Indicators (ADI)
  Online
• World Development Indicators (WDI) Online
• Global Development Finance (GDF) Online
• Global Economic Finance (GEM)

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              WDI Online


• Premier source for social and economic
  data
• Database on social, economic, financial,
  natural resources, and environmental
  indicators. Time series data from 1960
• 854 indicators, over 200 countries, and
  18 regional and income groups

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              GDF Online

• Premier source for financial data
• Database on external debt and financial
  flow data for 134 countries and country
  groups
• Time series for over 200 indicators from
  1970
• Indicators include external debt stocks and
  flows, major economic aggregates, key
  debt ratios, average terms of new
  commitments, currency composition of
  long-term debt, debt restructuring,
  scheduled debt service projections            16
           NEW: ADI Online

• Premier source for data on the African
  Economy
• Time series for over 1,000 indicators from
  1965 for 53 countries where data available
• Data include social, economic, financial,
  natural resources, infrastructure,
  governance, partnership and
  environmental indicators
• Designed to provide all those interested in
  Africa with a focused and convenient set of
  data monitoring development programs
  and aid flows in the region                 17
    WDI, GDF and ADI: Features

• Data updated twice a year with major annual
  upload in May for WDI and January for GDF
• WDI, GDF and ADI Online use the same
  platform
• Multilingual Menu Items
• Data outputs can be viewed as graphs, on a
  World map and exported in standard formats
  including Excel
• Charts and maps can be saved as JPG
  images to the desktop
• Individual and Institutional Subscriptions
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                                                                        Select interface
                                                                              language


                  After the country selection,
                             go to Series




                                                 Select countries




                                                                    Go to Series



View countries by regions
   and income group
                     After selecting the Series,
                                                    Click here to see the definition &
                         go to select Time
                                                   source of the highlighted indicator




                                                   Select Indicators




                                                                 Go to select
                                                                    Time




View Data by Topic




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After you have selected
Time, go to Show Report




                          Select Years




                                         Go to
                                         Report




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     Change variables in row                                Choose appropriate scale   Activate Notes to see
     and/or column                                          and precision              the definition & source




                                                             Remember to click
                                                            here after all changes




If Notes are turned to “YES”, you can see definition & source for all
   selected indicators by clicking on the blue indicator or number.




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  View
selected
data on a             View
 Chart              selected
                    data on a
                      Map

        Changed to compare
          series between
         selected countries     Export data to
                                CSV or ASCII




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Select the Chart Type

                Select the Series you
               want to see on the Chart
                                          Click here after every
                                          change in selection




                                                               You can save the Chart by right
                                                               clicking on your mouse and selecting
                                                               “Save Picture As”




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                     Select the Year

                                                           Select the Series

                                                                               Click here after every
                                                                               change in selection




You will see data for all the selected countries and can zoom in to
continents or regions (depending on your country selection)




                                                                                                You can save the Map by right clicking
                                                                                                on your mouse and selecting “Save
                                                                                                Picture As”




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 Global Economic Monitor - GEM


• Up-to-date analysis of global economic
  conditions, including a daily brief and event-
  driven focus reports
• Direct access to high-frequency datasets
• Forecasts for commodity prices and main
  macroeconomic indicators for over 130
  countries


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Global Economic Monitor - GEM


• Regular monthly briefs with data on:
  –   Global growth trends
  –   High income countries
  –   Industrial production
  –   High-tech markets
  –   International trade
  –   Oil and non-oil commodity markets
  –   Financial markets
  –   Currencies

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Global Economic Monitor - GEM




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 Global Economic Monitor - GEM

• Monthly Briefs are
  posted for selected
  topics (global trends in
  industrial production,
  trade, finance, high-tech
  markets, commodities,
  and currencies, as well
  as trends in the United
  States, Japan, and Euro
  Area).


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 Global Economic Monitor - GEM

• The databanks and
  data reports cover a
  range of indicators,
  including daily financial
  and commodity price
  indicators, and quarterly
  and annual
  macroeconomic
  indicators.



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 Global Economic Monitor - GEM

• Forecasts of gross
  domestic product
  growth and current
  account balances (as a
  share of GDP) are also
  posted on the site for
  over 150 countries, in
  addition to forecasts for
  over 40 commodities
  (with semi-annual
  updates).

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                Subscriptions

• Institutional and individual subscriptions
• Subscription cycle: calendar year
• Prices are based on total number of FTE /
  authorized users and institution type e.g. non-
  profit, academic, corporate
• Package and Geographic Discounts are
  available
• Subscribe through:
  – The World Bank (pubrights@worldbank.org)
  – Your preferred subscription agent
  – Library consortia
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Questions or Need a Free Trial?


 Office of the Publisher
 The World Bank
 pubrights@worldbank.org
 Phone 202-473-5149
 Fax 202-522-2631

 Visit our website
 www.worldbank.org/online


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