International Economic Development Group - Our work

Man working inside a large steel post. Philippines. Flickr, Nonie Reyes / World Bank

The International Economic Development Group aims to influence events in the international arena that affect development. It achieves this by undertaking high quality innovative research in areas relevant to contemporary policy debates, and making the results accessible to opinion formers and policy makers.

Investment and growth

The Akuapem Rural Bank Ltd., founded in 1980, in the town of Mamfe, Ghana, June 19, 2006. Flickr, Jonathan Ernst/World Bank

Researching what drives growth and investment and how the public sector or donors can actively support growth.


Quay cranes on docks. Sri Lanka. Flickr, Dominic Sansoni / World Bank

We are a leading voice on Aid for Trade having undertaking different projects ranging from stock taking exercises of Aid for Trade flows in different countries to the publication of several well cited and influential publications.

International finance

April 26 2009 - Washington DC. World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings 2009. Development Committee Meeting

This stream of work seeks to monitor the trends of private capital flows in the developing world, assess the increasing role of emerging market economies, and analyse the impacts of the new global financial architecture.