The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) is the premier research and data arm of the World Bank. This page highlights newsletters produced by DEC where you can learn about our latest research, data, publications, events, and other offerings.
The Research Newsletter is a monthly summary of the latest research by the Development Research Group, the principal research department of the World Bank. Each edition is organized around a key topic in development.
Interest Bearing Notes (IBN)
Interest Bearing Notes is a product of the Finance and Private Sector Research Team in the World Bank's Development Research Group. It reports on research by the Team, as well as non-World Bank research, conferences, related websites, new data sets, and other research and policy-oriented news.
This Month in Data
"This Month in Data" is a monthly round-up of the news, events, and development data that the World Bank’s Development Data Group thinks you should know about.
Debt Statistics Newsletter
The Debt Statistics team’s newsletter shares analyses of evolving trends and developments related to external debt and public debt in individual countries and regional groups, with primary emphasis on low- and middle-income countries, and to keep you abreast of debt-related issues and initiatives.
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) focuses on strengthening household survey systems in client countries and on improving the quality of microdata to better inform development policies. The LSMS quarterly newsletter summarizes the latest publications, events, blogs and initiatives performed by the team.
Women, Business and the Law Newsletter
Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting data on the laws and regulations that restrict women's economic opportunities. In this newsletter, the team shares the latest news about recent research findings, missions, and upcoming projects.
Development Impact Evaluation News (DIME Newsletter)
Stay up-to-date with the latest events, conferences, courses, and high-quality data and research from the Development Impact Department (DIME) by signing up to our newsletter.
Business Ready (B-READY)
Updates on the development of the Business Ready (B-READY) project – the World Bank Group’s new approach to assessing the business and investment climate in economies worldwide.
The International Comparison Program (ICP) newsletter provides the latest relevant news and activities including seminars, workshops, data and research releases, and media coverage.
The Global Monthly newsletter includes an analysis of major trends affecting the global economy. It highlights important data points and analyzes an important current topic. This newsletter has been published by the Prospects Group since 2008.