Research & Outlook
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Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016

  • World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

    In the latest Commodities Markets Outlook, the World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 as members of OPEC prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output.

  • Mobile Data Apps

    For iOS and Android
  • ADePT

    Software platform for automated economic analysis
  • iSimulate

    Platform for performing macroeconomic simulations
  • PovCalNet

    Poverty Analysis Tool assess global poverty incidence figures
  • PovMap

    Provides computational solutions to poverty mapping activities
  • CAPI

    Software for conducting complex surveys with dynamic structures using tablet devices

Journals & Digest

Key Reports
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    The Best New Research from across the Bank

    The winners of the annual Research Academy weigh in on unemployment, energy, and competitiveness
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    2016 Global Growth Forecast Cut to 2.4%

    The World Bank is downgrading its 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4% from the 2.9% pace projected in January. The move is due to sluggish growth in advanced economies, stubbornly low commodity prices, weak global trade, and diminishing capital flows.