BRIEF

Key Reports


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    Commodity Markets Outlook

    This quarterly report provides market analysis for major commodity groups -- energy, metals, agriculture, precious metals, and fertilizers. The latest issue examines investment weakness among commodity exporting countries.
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    Doing Business

    The Doing Business publication is a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
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    Global Economic Prospects

    This semi-annual report examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on emerging markets and developing countries. The latest issue examines weak investment in uncertain times.
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    Global Financial Development Report

    The third Global Financial Development Report contributes to the ongoing debate on the role of long-term finance in sustaining economic development and ensuring shared prosperity. This report provides a nuanced, practical, and evidence-based approach to financial sector policy. It offers new research and data that help fill gaps in the knowledge on long-term finance.
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    International Debt Statistics

    IDS presents statistics and analysis on the external debt and financial flows (debt and equity) for the world’s economies. This publication provides more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2015 for most reporting countries.
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    Policy Research Reports (PRRs)

    The World Bank's Policy Research Report series brings to a broad audience the results of World Bank research on development policy. The reports are designed to contribute to the debate on appropriate public policies for developing economies.
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    Poverty and Shared Prosperity

    The Poverty and Shared Prosperity series provides a global audience with the latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity, as well as in-depth research into policies and interventions that can make a difference for the world’s poorest.
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    World Development Indicators

    The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.
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    World Development Reports

    The World Development Report 2017 on Digital Dividends assembles the best available evidence on the Internet potential impact on economic growth, on equity, and on the efficiency of public service provision. The report analyzes what factors have allowed some governments, firms and households to benefit from the Internet, and identify the barriers that limit gains elsewhere.