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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 2023 Annual Report

Read the latest KCP 2023 Annual Report: Knowledge into Action Harnessing the Power of Research, Data and Analytics to Drive Development Impacts

KCP 2023 Call for Proposals

The 2023 Call for Proposals (CFP) for the Knowledge for Change Umbrella Program (KCP) Phase IV is now open!


20 Years of Research and Knowledge on Trade and Private Sector Development

The this event will take place on on Thursday, June 1. It will focus on trade and international integration and private sector development.

Contact Us

Kerina Wang, Senior Program Officer, Development Economics

Kerina Wang

Program Manager