New World Bank report highlights IGC research

A new World Bank report uses IGC research to call for redesign of development policy.

The World Bank’s influential World Development Report 2015 calls on the development community to shift its focus and supports this proposal with findings from IGC research on improving the performance and retention of effective civil servants. The works by Oriana Bandiera, Research Programme Director for the IGC’s State research programme, and Nava Ashraf, Lead Academic for the IGC’s Zambia country programme are cited on pages 133 and 134 of the report.

“Research shows that small differences in context, convenience, and salience have large effects on crucial choices, such as whether to send a child to school, prevent illness, or save to start a business,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim writes. “That means development practitioners need to focus not only on what interventions are needed but also on how they are implemented.”

Read the IGC research referenced in the report here.