The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It is not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form. Included in the repository are World Bank books, Development Reports, Policy Research Working Papers and numerous other studies and journal articles. Subjects cover any topic/program given World Bank funding for research. Coverage: Varies by type of publication.
The Wealth of Nations dataset provides country level data on comprehensive wealth, adjusted net saving and non-renewable resource rents indicators. It presents a set of “wealth accounts” for over 150 countries for 1995, 2000, and 2005 which allows a longer-term assessment of global, regional and country performance in building wealth.