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Donors Funding Research

Knowledge for Change Program

The Knowledge for Change Program pools intellectual and financial resources, and helps generate new knowledge in support of the Bank’s mission. It encourages and improves dialogue with partner agencies, developing country clients, and other interested parties. The fundamental objective of the program is to promote high quality, cutting edge research (including data collection in the direct context of research) that creates knowledge to support policies for poverty reduction and sustainable development. A subsidiary objective is to assist the development of research capacity in client countries. Learn more.

Strategic Research Program

Strategic Research Program (SRP), a multi-donor trust fund initially funded by Department for International Development  (DFID), was established in February 2014. It aims to carry out research programs and projects related to development economics; and to disseminate the knowledge and lessons learned from research findings to enable countries and stakeholders to have access to evidence-based research and to enhance research capacity in developing countries. Learn more.