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Sharing knowledge—Bank and Fund publications

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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
March 1984
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The dissemination of information by the Fund and the Bank

The principal objectives of the Fund and the Bank are to provide financial and technical assistance to their members, to give policy advice in their respective areas of responsibility, and to provide a forum for discussion and cooperation on international monetary and development issues. An additional—and important—function of the two institutions is to disseminate information that can promote a better assessment and understanding of economic and development issues and that can aid policy formulation in these areas. The information provided is of many types: statistical, technical, descriptive, and analytical. Much of it is unique, based on the broad international experience of the staff of the two institutions and the access they have to primary sources of information. Finance & Development, published jointly by the Fund and the Bank, is a prime example of this: it carries articles by the staff that discuss and elucidate the policies and activities of the two institutions but also cover topics of general interest in the fields of international economic relations and domestic economic policies. Readers, however, should be aware of the wealth of other information published and disseminated by the Fund and the Bank. Current information on this is available in the publication catalogues of both institutions, which are obtainable on request. We are happy to provide here a summary of the principal regular publications of the two institutions. (The Bank and the Fund also publish annual reports and books; this journal carries advertisements of selected titles.)

WORLD BANK
Technical Data Sheets*weekly $150 yearly

up-to-date information on projects approved for Bank and IDA financing
Monthly Operational Summary*monthly $75 yearly

earliest possible information on potential Bank loans and IDA credits
Research News3 times a year free

description of current research
Commodity Trade and Price Trendsannual $20

a statistical handbook on the exports of developing countries
Abstracts of Current Studies 1983: The World Bank Research Program

—annual free abstracts of projects currently in the research program
World Bank Atlasannual $2.50

data on GNP and population for all member countries
World Development Reportannual $8 (paper), $20 (cloth)

a research reference publication, comprising up-to-date statistics on major indicators and detailed analyses of aspects of development. (Also availablein Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesia, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish)
World Debt Tables, 1983-84 editionannual $75 (includes periodic supplements)

statistics on the external publicly guaranteed debt of 103 developing countries
Urban Edge10 times a year free

facts and ideas on practical approaches to urban problems in developing countries (also in French and Spanish)
Technical Papersintermittent individually priced

informal working papers on technical issues
World Bank Country Studiesintermittent individually priced

a formal series of economic reports based on materials prepared in the World Bank
World Bank Staff Working Papersintermittent $180 (1 year subscription), also individually priced

research and analysis on economic and social issues
World Tables: The Third Edition (1984)—2 vol. set $65 (cloth), $32.50 (paper)

economic and social time series for most countries
Bank publications are available from World Bank Publications, P.O. Box 37525, Washington, D. C. 20013 USA.Those with asterisks are available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals Division Baltimore. MD 21218. USA.
Bank publications are available from World Bank Publications, P.O. Box 37525, Washington, D. C. 20013 USA.Those with asterisks are available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals Division Baltimore. MD 21218. USA.
FUND
IMF Survey—every two weeks + supplements $25 yearly1

a topical news survey on the Fund’s work and matters of financial and economic interest (also in French and Spanish)
Balance of Payments Statisticsmonthly and yearbook $33 yearly2

data covering 110 countries
Direction of Trade Statisticsmonthly and yearbook $30 yearly2

7 years of annual data on geographic distribution of exports and imports
International Financial Statisticsmonthly and yearbook $75 yearly2

standard source of statistics on all aspects of domestic and international finance (also in French and Spanish)
Staff Papersquarterly $12 yearly2

work of staff members on monetary and financial problems
Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions

annual. One copy free. Additional copies $12 each.
Government Finance Statistics Yearbook

annual $132 up to 10 years of data for 123 governments on detailed revenues and expenditures, plus summary data for state and local governments
International Capital Marketsannual $53

a review of the magnitudes, terms, and prospects of current financial flows
World Economic Outlookannual $84

presents and analyzes short- and medium-term economic and financial scenarios, and discusses key policy issues for different country groups
IMF Pamphletsintermittent free

covering various aspects of the Fund and its work (also in French and Spanish)
Occasional Papersintermittent$53

in-depth analyses of economic and financial subjects of importance to the work of the Fund
Fund publications are available from the Publications Unit, International Monetary Fund, Box A-841, Washington, D. C. 20431 USA.All publications are in English; in some cases they are also available in other languages as Indicated.

Available upon request at no charge to university libraries and faculty members.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at one-half the listed rates.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at $3 per copy.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at $5 per copy.

Fund publications are available from the Publications Unit, International Monetary Fund, Box A-841, Washington, D. C. 20431 USA.All publications are in English; in some cases they are also available in other languages as Indicated.

Available upon request at no charge to university libraries and faculty members.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at one-half the listed rates.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at $3 per copy.

Available to university libraries, faculty members, and students at $5 per copy.

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