In 2013, the World Bank Group launched a new model for engaging its client countries. Underpinned by two instruments – the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) and the country partnership framework (CPF), the new model is designed to promote greater country ownership and better align the World Bank Group’s work with client country development priorities. In doing so, the new model positions the World Bank Group and countries to identify the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of reducing poverty and building shared prosperity.
Our panel of experts explored the World Bank Group’s experience with implementing its new country engagement model. The discussion focused on tips and lessons learned on how to engage effectively in a country context. These insights are relevant not just for the World Bank Group, but for the broader development community. The event highlighted findings from IEG’s early assessment.