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The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank’s subscription-based collection of nearly 8,000 books, reports, journals and other documents on social and economic development. The new and improved eLibrary platform makes finding World Bank publications easier then ever.



  • Search across all World Bank Publications in one place
  • One-click social bookmarking icons for sharing pages, abstracts
  • and search and browse results
  • Individual user accounts for content alerts, saving, exporting, and sharing
  • More COUNTER compliant usage statistics including usage by content type
  • Athens and Shibboleth authentication
  • e-book purchase options for non-subscribers

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    About The World Bank

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.


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