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Knowledge for Change Program

The Knowledge for Change Program (KCP) promotes evidence-based policy making through research, data, and analytics

The Knowledge for Change Program (KCP) is an Umbrella Program that aims at delivering high-impact, policy-relevant research and knowledge products. Housed in the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank, the KCP commenced its operation in 2002, and has supported more than 360 projects on research, data, and analytics, with total funding of US$72 million.

KCP’s Goals

  • Original Research. Produce rigorous and relevant fundamental research in support of evidence-based policy making in international development, anticipating future needs and knowledge gaps as well as responding to current policy challenges.
  • Operational Relevance. Support World Bank Group country operations in the design, implementation, evaluation, and modification of development interventions in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Open Knowledge: Open access to knowledge through sharing, partnerships, and capacity building.



KCP 2022 Annual Report

Read the latest KCP 2022 Annual Report: Twenty Years and Counting: Celebrating 20 years of research.


Results from the 2002 Call for Proposals

Read a brief introduction to the fifteen newly awarded projects.

KCP Event

Shocks and Global Imbalances

The first KCP 20+ event took place on Wednesday, November 2, and focus on two themes: i) conflicts and migration, and ii) climate and environment.

Contact Us

Kerina Wang, Senior Program Officer, Development Economics

Kerina Wang

Senior Program Officer