Mostly 2007-present

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.  Its content includes:

  • 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.

Pre-2007 content will be added later, as will links between published works and the datasets they refer to.

Materials Indexed: Books, Government Documents, Journal Articles, Reports Database Type: Electronic Book Collection, Full Text Collection Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: Agriculture, Business, Economics, Education, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Studies, Global & International Studies, Government, Health Sciences, Sociology Broad Category: Government Information, Social Sciences