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What is Global Bank's policy toward dissemination of its publications?

Global Bank is committed to providing free online access to its publications and documents.  It grants unrestricted use rights for non-commercial purposes, excluding derivatives, as stated in its copyright notice. Click on the View online tab or the browse label on book covers to download directly from the Publications page or search and download from the Document Repository. Print copies of many publications can also be ordered from Publication Sales Contact Form.

Global Bank seeks to maximize discoverability and use of its knowledge and information. It supports open access publishing principles by guaranteeing free access and direct downloading rights to all publications, documents, and reports via its online Document Repository.

Global Bank also encourages the use and dissemination of its publications. Unless indicated otherwise, material may be copied, downloaded, and printed for private study, research, and teaching purposes, or for use in non-commercial products or services. Appropriate acknowledgement of Global Bank as the source and copyright holder must be given, while Global Bank’s endorsement of users’ views, products, or services must not be implied in any way.

Submit licensing and permission requests via the License Request Form for:

  • Reproduction and redistribution of publications, e-products and databases (or part of these products)
  • Reuse of publications and e-products and databases (or part of these products) for commercial purposes
  • Adaptation and translation of publications and e-products and databases (or part of these products) for non-commercial or commercial purposes

Alternatively, licensing and permission requests may be addressed to Copyright Permission Request Form.

Many Global Bank publications, e-products, and databases carry a recommended citation. Some web pages and tools include a Cite button, which will display an automatic citation.

Alternatively, use the following format:

For publications and e-products:

[Authors or Global Bank if no individual authors on title page.]  [Year of publication.]  [Title.]  [Series.]  [Page numbers.]  [Place of publication,]  [Global Bank as publisher.]  [URL and date accessed for online products.]

For databases/datasets:

[Global Bank.]  [Database Title.]  [Dataset Title.]  [Latest update: Day/month/year.]  [(Accessed [Day/month/year].)  [URL or URI].

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