The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) increases understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the Bank and the development community.
DEC is the premier research and data arm of the World Bank.
Under the leadership of Senior Director, Shanta Devarajan, DEC sets the Bank's research agenda and advises Bank Management on a wide range of development policy issues. DEC also advises policy makers on development challenges and helps to promote development issues within the broad development community.
DEC's main business lines are:
- Development Data (international statistics, statistical capacity building and results monitoring)
- Development Research (research and knowledge creation)
- Global Indicators (cross-country comparable measures on a range of policy issues)
- Knowledge Management (management of operational knowledge using machine learning, knowledge flows and collaboration, learning and geospatial insights).