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Measuring Development Results: The Story Behind the Numbers

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Eric Swanson
World Bank

The World Bank's World Development Indicators database provides access to more than 800 statistical series for 209 economies. A comprehensive, consistent global database is essential to building a culture of evidence-based decision making and increasing the effectiveness of development programs. In this talk I will discuss the underlying sources of data for the WDI and efforts to improve the availability and reliability of data produced by developing countries. These data are being incorporated into results measurement systems to encourage greater accountability on the part of aid donors and recipients.

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