The World Bank Research Program, 2002-2003: Abstracts of Current Studies (World Bank Research Program)
World BankISBN: 0821359363;
Book DescriptionThe World Bank?s research program has four basic objectives: to broaden the understanding of development, to assist in developing research capacity in the Bank?s member countries, to improve its capacity to advise its members, and to support all aspects of its own operations. Whether these aims are achieved depends in part on how extensively Bank research is used internally and externally. In early 2004, surveys were commissioned to assess the use of publications including Bank-wide research (annual flagship publications, Policy Research Reports, Policy Research Working Papers, and the two research journals) by Bank staff and by the Bank?s clients. The findings lead to four main conclusions: clients use Bank research publications frequently, Bank research publications are influential, translations are important, and for external clients the Internet is an important source of information. The World Bank Research Program reports on research projects...
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