The KCP produces and disseminates foundational research, data, and analytics. Despite the long-term efforts in enhancing development finance for poverty reduction and shared prosperity, there remains a large gap in research and data on issues related to developing countries, which, unfortunately, has not been the trendiest topic for academia. KCP projects help inject fresh thinking, challenge conventional wisdom, chart new courses in the policy and practice of international development, and focus on systemic challenges and complex situations. Foundational analyses, including original research and flagships such as the World Development Reports, help inform policy debates and influence development thinking. Much of KCP’s outputs also constitute public goods. Since the benefits of such knowledge are widely accrued and shared, there is inherently a lack of incentive for any single institution to produce it. The KCP thus helps fill a critical gap in developing foundational, public good knowledge.