The World Bank has been an active partner in Bangladesh's effort for development since its independence. During this period, the Bank has undertaken numerous research studies on different aspects of development. These, publications of the Bank, both informal and formal, are a major source of information about the country, its development efforts in various sectors and its policy concerns. From our experience, we know that there is a tremendous demand for these documents outside the Bank. People are often unaware of the many reports and documents prepared in the past which are still a very useful source of country information.