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Guide for IFC staff. Links to Best Bet Resources and suggestions for finding information on specific topics of interest to IFC staff, such as: Real Estate, Insurance, Banking, IDD, AML & CFT information. And Much More ...
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The Resources listed will help you locate information on specific industries, topics or companies.   Most of them of reasonable intuitive to use, but training and  assistance is available on request, please contact the WBG Library for help.

Top Resources - Insurance

See Also the Best Bets resources noted above.

  • Axco - Insurance Market Reports  
    Insurance Market Reports:
    First time users must register, which is free. Axco will then send an individual username and password to your World Bank or IFC e-mail address.
    MUST use your corporate email (ie:
  • Axco - Insurance - Global Statistics  
    First time users of Axco must register, which is free. Axco will then send an individual username and password to your World Bank or IFC e-mail address.
  • BMI
  • Fitch

Top Resources - Real Estate

See Also the Best Bets resources noted above.

  • CBRE Research & Reports
    CBRE Research provides thoughtful, forward-looking insight into real estate trends, strategies and opportunities around the world to guide our clients in achieving distinctive and substantial performance.
  • Colliers
    Commercial real estate market insight is the essential ingredient in all of the services Colliers International offers. We monitor and identify commercial property trends and deliver projections to help you make critical decisions for your business's future
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
    Reports on commercial real estate markets around the world. Site may require registration, but registration is free.
  • Knight Frank
    With over 110 years’ experience, we provide our clients with global coverage via 417 offices and over 13,000 people throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, focusing on all the prime residential and commercial property markets of the world.
  • Cushman & Wakefield
    Real Estate and Retail market reports
  • World Leasing Yearbook
    Print Only! Most recent year held in WBG Library's Reference Collection. Ref HD9999.L436 W67 Older copies on Library shelves.
    Includes brief profiles of leasing sector in selected countries.

Top Resources - Microfinance

  • Microfinance Gateway
    The Microfinance Gateway is your global resource on financial inclusion.
    Since 2000, CGAP's Microfinance Gateway has been a valuable resource for individuals and organizations working to advance financial inclusion for the world’s poor. The web's leading resource for knowledge and career development opportunities in microfinance and financial inclusion.
  • CGAP Home
    The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion

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    Books on the topic added to the library collections in the last six months.
  • New articles and working papers
    Articles and working papers on the topic added to the library collections during the last six months.

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