About The Collection
Documents & Reports, previously known as World Development Sources (WDS) contains more than 240,000 publically available World Bank documents that enable sharing the institution's extensive knowledge base and implementing its access to information policy.
Documents in both text and downloadable pdf format can be accessed by browsing or searching. Most documents are also available in depository libraries around the world.
You can use the options under the search box to browse through the documents by country, type, or sector, or search via the Advanced Search page. The types of documents you will find include:
Board Documents: These are items concerning meetings of the Bank's Board of Directors.
Country Focus: Documents concerning strategic priorities and directions for lending activities. See here for more details.
Economic & Sector Work: These reports provide in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities.
Project Documents: Documents released to the public in the course of a project, according to the stage in the project cycle.
Publications & Research: Formal publications, working papers, and informal series from departments around the Bank Group.