The World Bank's annual World Development Report (WDR) is an invaluable guide to the economic, social and environmental state of the world today. Each year the WDR provides in depth analysis of a specific aspect of development. Past reports have considered such topics as the role of the state, transition economies, labor, infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty. The reports are the Bank's best-known contribution to thinking about development. More about WDRs...
Synopsis of WDRs 1995--2005 (single document)
World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development
This website contains an explanation of the report's theme, the report's outline, information about the core team responsible for its publication, and summaries of the three-part online consultation on the outline held in Oct-Nov 2004. Expected September 2005.
Most recently published WDRs
World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone
This website contains the overview and full text of the report, links to background papers, and information about the core team responsible for its publication. Published September 2004.
World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for Poor People
This website contains the overview and full text of the report, links to background papers, information about the core team responsible for its publication, and summaries of online consultations. Published September 2003.