Which World Bank Reports Are Widely Read?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Doemeland, Doerte
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Trevino, James
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2014-05-15T16:10:23Z
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2014-05-15T16:10:23Z
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2014-05
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Knowledge is central to development. The World Bank invests about one-quarter of its budget for country services in knowledge products. Still, there is little research about the demand for these knowledge products and how internal knowledge flows affect their demand. About 49 percent of the World Bank's policy reports, which are published Economic and Sector Work or Technical Assistance reports, have the stated objective of informing the public debate or influencing the development community. This study uses information on downloads and citations to assesses whether policy reports meet this objective. About 13 percent of policy reports were downloaded at least 250 times while more than 31 percent of policy reports are never downloaded. Almost 87 percent of policy reports were never cited. More expensive, complex, multi-sector, core diagnostics reports on middle-income countries with larger populations tend to be downloaded more frequently. Multi-sector reports also tend to be cited more frequently. Internal knowledge sharing matters as cross support provided by the World Bank's Research Department consistently increases downloads and citations.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/19456376/world-bank-reports-widely-read-world-bank-reports-widely-read
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/18346
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English
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en_US
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 6851
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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ACRONYMS
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ADVISORY SERVICES
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ARTICLE
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ARTICLES
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BOOK REVIEW
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CATALOGUES
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CITATION
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CITATIONS
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CIVIL SOCIETIES
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CLASSIFICATION
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CONFIDENCE
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CONTENTS
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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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DEVELOPMENT GOALS
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DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
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DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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DISCLOSURE
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DISSEMINATION
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DOCUMENTS
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GENERALIZATION
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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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INDICES
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INITIATIVE
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INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
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JOURNALISTS
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LABOR COSTS
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LARGE POPULATIONS
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LEVELS OF EDUCATION
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MEDIA
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MEDIA COVERAGE
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PEER REVIEW
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POLICY CHANGE
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POLICY DIALOGUE
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POLICY DISCUSSIONS
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POLICY MAKERS
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POLICY RESEARCH
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POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
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PRACTITIONERS
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PROBABILITY
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PRODUCTIVITY
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PROGRESS
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PUBLIC DEBATE
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PUBLIC POLICY
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PURCHASING POWER
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PURCHASING POWER PARITY
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QUALITY ASSURANCE
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QUALITY CONTROL
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REGIONAL POLICY
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REPOSITORIES
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REPOSITORY
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RESEARCH LIBRARIES
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RESEARCHERS
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RESPECT
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RICHER COUNTRIES
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SELF-ASSESSMENT
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STATISTICAL METHODS
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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TECHNICAL ADVICE
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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE
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USERS
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VENDORS
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WEB
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WEBSITE
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WEBSITES
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OKR
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D&R
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Documents and Reports
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Open Knowledge Repository
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Which World Bank Reports Are Widely Read?
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2014-05-01
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/05/19456376/world-bank-reports-widely-read-world-bank-reports-widely-read
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Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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Transport and ICT
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Governance
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-6851
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000158349_20140501153249
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19456376
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WPS6851
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/05/01/000158349_20140501153249/Rendered/PDF/WPS6851.pdf
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Information Security and Privacy
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Public Sector Corruption and Anticorruption Measures
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Public Sector Development
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Information and Communication Technologies
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Operations and Strategy Unit, Development Economics Vice Presidency
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