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World Bank Public Information Centers (PIC) provide access to World Bank publications, reports, and other operational documents. This is in support of the World Bank's policy of disclosure about its activities, open access to its documents, and to explain its work to the widest possible audience. Public Information Center Brochure
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The PIC also serves as the central contact in the country for persons seeking to obtain Bank documents and other requests for information. Holdings include public reports on country and major Bank publications. These publications can also be obtained through our regional depository library program, purchased through our local distributors, or available through additional points of access
For a listing of publications on India available free online through our website, click here
The World Bank
70, Lodi Estate
New Delhi – 110 003
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday : 10.00 AM – 1.00 PM and 3.00 PM – 5:30 PM
Sunita Malhotra, Librarian
Telephone: +91 11 4147 9368 / 2461 7241 Ext. 368
Fax: +91 11 2461 9393
WHO CAN USE A PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER?
Public Information Centers are open to the public. No fee is required to use the PIC. Users can access information through the internet and thousands of World Bank publications and other development-related materials. Note: due to size constraints, users should contact the PIC to ensure proper access before visiting.
WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?
The Public Information Center's services include:
- online access to World Bank project documents, publications, and other development-related publications;
- access to a special collection of CDs and videotapes on development;
- access to development sites on the Internet;
- online access to World Bank projects, documents, and reports; and
- an extensive cataloguing system (GLobal Jolis) that allows users to see the collection of around 60 World Bank PICs around the world.
WHAT REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Among the Reports and Documents available at the Public Information Center are:
INDIA PIC SHELVING PLAN
Project Information Documents (PIDs). These are documents that give brief summaries of evolving projects. These are updated and expanded as the project preparation proceeds.
Project Appraisal Documents (PADs). These contain descriptions of a project and the plan for its implementation, including procurement procedures. These are made available to the public after presentation to the Board.
Economic Sector Reports. These include macroeconomic analysis of India's economy, analyses of major economic sectors, and other reports on specified issues, such as poverty assessment, etc.
Environmental Assessments (EAs). EAs are detailed studies required for projects likely to have significant impact on the environment. Such studies are available before the final appraisal of the viability of the project.
Loan (or Development Credit) Agreements. These are records of loan amounts and terms and conditions on which the loan is made. It also records the borrower's general commitment to the project objectives. It is made available to the public after the loan agreement is signed and declared effective or ready for disbursement.
Bidding and consultant documents.
These provide guidelines for borrowers and their implementing agencies in the procurement of goods, works, and consulting services.
UN Development Business.
A United Nations publication that publishes general procurement notices for goods, works, and services to be procured through international competitive bidding for each Bank-financed project.