Researching development economics? Note many changes on the our resources from the World Bank:
World Bank e-Library: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/elib – updated search engine and new open access repository
Provides electronic access to over 7,000 books, reports, journals, and working papers published by the bank, many going back as far as the 1970s.
World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/wdi – new interface
These two databases are now combined in a new interface with more functions for selecting and displaying data, performing customized queries, downloading data, and creating charts and maps. Provides statistical time-series data on development and the global economy for countries worldwide. Includes a wide range of basic statistics, including social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. 1960 to present.
Also in the new World dataBank Suite: – new interface
- Africa Development Indicators: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/adi
Time series data for over 50 countries. Includes social, economic, financial, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. 1960 to present.
World Bank Open Data Web Site: http://data.worldbank.org/
In a recent initiative, the Bank has created a new infrastructure for improving public access to its data. Their Open Data site provides many new tools for accessing and visualizing their data, including:
- Data visualizations and a mapping platform
- Accessing World Bank Open Data in Stata
- Microdata Catalog (data available upon application)
- And much more
Library Catalog: Lastly, keep in mind that you can search for materials by the World Bank in the Libraries’ Barton Catalog by specifying it as the publisher in the Advanced Search.