Conversations: Strengthening the role of data in policy making-Perspectives from the World Bank Group, OECD, and AidData

At a recent panel discussion hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group, speakers from the World Bank Group, OECD and AidData shared their perspectives about how to strengthen data production and its use for development and policymaking.

Data for Development: Perspectives on the World Bank’s Role and Contribution

As a leading source of development data, the World Bank plays an important role in helping countries access the data they need to make informed policy decisions. The Sustainable Development Goals require countries to invest in monitoring and interpreting their progress towards achieving a host of development targets. This, along with recent technological shifts has further underscored the importance of data in development.