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World Bank
World Bank
Late 1980's to present
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The "World Bank" is the name that has come to be used for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).  Three other organizations make up the World Bank Group. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes private sector investment by supporting high-risk sectors and countries. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) provides political risk insurance (guarantees) to investors in and lenders to developing countries. And the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) settles investment disputes between foreign investors and their host countries.

The World Bank is one of the United Nations? specialized agencies, and is made up of 184 member countries. The World Bank e-Library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 3,000 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 1,400 World Bank publications and over 2,000 Policy Research Working Papers.
All World Bank publications and research working papers are now assigned with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers).

Publications of the World Bank have long been collected by GIMSS (Government Information, Microforms and Statistical Services), 2nd floor of the IUB Herman B Wells Library.  Email: Telephone: 812-855-6924.

For additional information, contact GIMSS at 812-855-6924,

Number of Users:
Unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Frank-Wilson, Marion
SFX Source:
Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • India Studies
  • Central Eurasian Studies
  • Statistical Resources
  • Military Science
  • European Studies
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • Government Information: International Documents
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • International Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government Information: Foreign Documents
  • African Studies
  • Political Science

Library of Congress Subjects:

Economic development.
Developing countries--Economic conditions.