Category Archives: Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

IMF Countries Reports

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Publications

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) & World Bank

Nine Libraries belong to the Library Network at the World Bank Group and IMF Headquarters location in Washington D.C. References to materials owned by all the Libraries are available through JOLIS, the online catalog.

Financial Access Survey from IMF

Disseminates key indicators of geographic and demographic outreach of financial services, as well as the underlying data. Supports policymakers and researchers by strengthening their understanding of the determinants and implications of financial access and usage. Helps identify knowledge gaps and appropriate policies for broadening financial access and enables the authorities to monitor the effectiveness of policies over time. 2004-present.

The International Monetary Fund (Country Information)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

World Bank eAtlas of Global Development

The World Bank eAtlas of Global Development maps and graphs more than 175 thematically organized indicators for over 200 countries, letting you visualize and compare progress on the most important development challenges facing our world. Most indicators cover several decades, so you can see, for example, how life expectancy at birth has improved from 1960 up through the latest year.

The World Bank Datasets

These datasets were compiled for World Bank research and are provided free of cost to foster the creation of new knowledge. If you use one of these datasets, please include appropriate attribution to the Development Research Group, World Bank,

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository – OKR

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository – OKR

The World Bank’s Open Data initiative

The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.

Recent Finance & Development (F&D)  
Finance & Development is the IMF’s quarterly magazine, publishing analysis of the international financial system, economic development, and other global economic issues. The print and Web editions are published quarterly in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish by the International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20431, U.S.A.

The World Bank Data Catalog   
The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.

The World Bank eLibrary  
The World Development Indicators are the primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized international sources, presenting the most current global development data available. In eLibrary, you can Work with over 50 of the most popular indicators presented in time series, as far back as 1960 in some cases View indicators by economy (e.g., Afghanistan) and across all economies (e.g., Life Expectancy), with hyperlinked labels allowing easy toggling

World Economic Outlook 
A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists’ analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.

Staff Discussion Notes 
Staff Discussion Notes showcase the latest policy-related analysis and research being developed by individual IMF staff and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and so are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues.

IMF Primary Commodity Monthly Reports  
NOTE: The Price Outlook & Risks report is now included in the Commodity Market Monthly report

Commodity Price Outlook & Risks   
This monthly report presents a price outlook and risk assessment for selected commodities as depicted in futures and options markets.

IMF Research Bulletin 
This online quarterly bulletin selectively summarizes key components of research done at the IMF and provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including IMF conferences and seminars. To sign up to receive a free e-mail notification when each issue of the Bulletin comes out, please follow the instructions in the Subscription Box on the left side of this page.

G-20 Surveillance Notes   
The following notes were provided by the staff of the IMF ahead of a series of meetings held by the G-20 deputies and ministers. They provide a summary of global economic prospects at the time of the respective meeting.

Regional Economic Reports   
These reports discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions. They also address economic policy developments that have affected economic performance in the regions, and discuss key challenges faced by policymakers. They address regional policy developments and challenges, and provide country-specific data and analysis, including through analytical pieces on issues of interest to a particular region.

Fiscal Monitor   
The Fiscal Monitor is prepared twice a year by the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Its projections are based on the same database used for the World Economic Outlook (WEO) and the Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). The fiscal projections for individual countries have been prepared by IMF desk economists, and, in line with the WEO guidelines, assume that announced policies will be implemented.

Global Financial Stability Report  
The Global Financial Stability Report provides an assessment of the global financial system and markets, and addresses emerging market financing in a global context. It focuses on current market conditions, highlighting systemic issues that could pose a risk to financial stability and sustained market access by emerging market borrowers. The Report draws out the financial ramifications of economic imbalances highlighted by the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. It contains, as special features, analytical chapters or essays on structural or systemic issues relevant to international financial stability.

IMF Archives Catalog 
The IMF Archives contains a rich source of information for analysis of Fund activities. These materials document the Fund’s functions and decision-making processes. They offer a unique, global view of economic and development issues of interest to Fund staff member countries, the academic community, and individuals interested in economic and financial advances of the second half of the 20th century.

Digital Archives of the International Monetary Fund 
This is a beta version of electronic access to the IMF paper archives as being requested by external researchers. More records will be added to this site as we scan the content upon demand.

Library Search  
Library Search is a new system replacing Jolis and JolisPlus. With Library Search you can search across the print and electronic collections of the IMF and World Bank as well as select free and open access resources. These collections include books, journals, newspapers and other content. Many items are available in full text and can be downloaded directly to your desktop. Use the tabs above to refine your search:

ePIC online catalogue   
Welcome to ePIC, an online catalogue of resources found in our information centers around the globe. This catalogue contains information on the materials currently available to you in World Bank Public Information Centers worldwide. To begin, simply select the location most convenient for you from the drop down list below and click ‘Go

Search International Monetary Fund and beyond  
WorldCat – world-wide database of library holdings. Search International Monetary Fund and beyond

IMF Data & Statistics   
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

IMF E-Library   
A curated repository of working papers, books, feature articles and other publications related to capital flows at the national, regional, and global levels.

IMF International Financial Statistics   
Statistics on international and domestic finance

Enterprise Surveys  
Enterprise Surveys, an International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank database, offers an expansive array of economic data on 130,000 firms in 135 countries. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.

World Bank Countries and Economies  
The World Development Indicators (WDI) is the statistical benchmark that helps measure the progress of development. The WDI provides a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners. The World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is the World Bank’s premier annual compilation of data about development. The complete WDI database includes more than 1,200 indicators.

The Enterprise Surveys  
The Enterprise Surveys implemented in Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries are also known as Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Surveys (BEEPS) and are jointly conducted by the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Enterprise Surveys in Latin America are jointly funded with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and surveys in the Caribbean are jointly funded with IDB and COMPETE Caribbean. Enterprise Surveys in the Middle East and North Africa are jointly funded with EBRD and the European Investment Bank. Enterprise Surveys in South Asia and a subset of African countries are jointly funded with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). Enterprise Surveys in francophone West African countries are jointly funded with the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF).

World Bank Administrative Tribunal  
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations. WorldLII also includes as part of this searchable collection its own databases not found on other LIIs. These include databases of decisions of international Courts and Tribunals, databases from a number of Asian countries, and databases from South Africa (provided by Wits Law School).

IFC Publications 
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs

Statistical Capacity Indicators  
Statistical Capacity Indicators provides information on various aspects of national statistical systems of developing countries, including an overall country-level statistical capacity indicator.

World Bank Documents & Reports  
Board documents, country focus, economic & sector work, project documents, publications & research.

The World Bank’s Open Data initiative  
The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.

World Bank E-Library   
Online full-text library of the World Bank

WDI: World Development Indicators  
Time series data analysis and vizualisation tool