What We Are Learning
The KCP aims to enhance knowledge sharing and learning in all its activities. In an effort to make findings and lessons of KCP projects accessible to target audiences in a user-friendly way, we maintain mainly three channels of communication as listed and linked below.
The main purpose of these tools is to enable partners to capitalize on lessons learned by gaining insight and understanding from KCP experience, and by applying this knowledge to generate new knowledge.
This effort will help the KCP partners create and transform knowledge into action, innovation, and change.
A comprehensive report on KCP’s activities throughout the preceding year. Annual reports are intended to give donors and other development partner information about the KCP's activities and financial performance.
Based on the new strategy, the WBG has undergone a substantive reorganization. This will transform the focus and modalities of the WBG’s work and enhance its capacity to deliver development solutions that support the twin goals.
In April 2013, the World Bank Group’s Board of Governors agreed to establish two measurable goals to guide the strategic focus of the World Bank Group’s work.
Opening with a message by the Bank's Research Director, Martin Ravallion, on "Global Poverty: Should the Goalpost Be Moved Up?", we discuss the role of KCP projects completed in the fiscal year of 2012 towards attaining the MDGs.
Given the increased uncertainty and a possible slowdown in the global economy, this year’s annual report of the Knowledge for Change Program (KCP) is devoted to “Aid Effectiveness.” The reason is that we need to squeeze out as much development impact as possible from every aid dollar in the developing world.
The global crisis has actually given us an opportunity not only to identify new areas of research on how to help developing countries cope with the challenges of the crisis and prevent similar crises in the future, but also on how to bring sustainable and inclusive growth to developing countries.
The food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008 dominated attention, including the attention of the World Bank’s research department. With the help of the Knowledge for Change Program, our researchers have responded in assessing the causes of the crises, the likely impacts on poverty and human development, and the appropriate policy responses.
The KCP partnership looks back at the productive and successful year of 2008 and introduces some of the emerging challenges that developing countries are currently facing, in particular the soaring food prices.
Featuring two award-winning publications on trade issues such as “Poverty and the WTO: Impacts of the Doha Development Agenda" and “Distortions to World Trade: Impacts on Agricultural Markets and Farm Incomes,” this annual report is an account of how the knowledge and ideas that emerge from KCP-funded work directly benefit the poor.