BRIEF May 3, 2018

World Bank Research and Development Center in Chile

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The World Bank Group’s Research and Development Center in Chile was created jointly by the Government of Chile and the World Bank Group’s Development Economics Vice-Presidency (DEC).

The Center fully commenced operations on December 13th, 2017 and carries out research activities with its own research team and in coordination with other World Bank units, including the Malaysia Hub, local and regional policy makers, and academia. For the financial sector research component, the Center is working with Chilean public and academic institutions to conduct new research, using unique data.

The Center has two main objectives:

a) Perform primary data collection and related research under the World Bank’s Global Indicator Group programs.

b) Conduct research on other topics of global importance as the World Bank may determine in consultation with the Republic of Chile. As part of this objective, the Center is implementing a research agenda on topics related to financial sector development.