This project is intended to improve the quality of government-provided social services by improving the information available about the knowledge that teachers and health workers have, the extent to which they use that knowledge, and the availability of inputs for them to provide services. The project collects and disseminates policy-relevant data about the quality of health and education services in sub-Saharan African countries, and provides training to researchers and others who use the information. The data, based on systematic observations of a representative sample of schools and health facilities, can be used for a range of purposes, from policy dialogue between the World Bank and national governments to social accountability. In the first phase of the project, 20 surveys were carried out in nine countries, revealing significant deficits in service delivery quality. During this second phase, partially funded by this grant, the project will cover five more countries, as well as eight additional rounds of health and education surveys.
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Grants to this Grantee
for work to expand quality investments in child care
The World Bank Group is an international financial institution that provides low-cost loans and grants to developing countries around the world, as well as policy advice, research, and technical assistance. The World Bank Group’s twin goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. In conjunction with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hilton Foundation, this grant will support the World Bank to drive more and better investments in child care by contributing to the evidence base through developing tools, guidance, and analytical work and by supporting country level work through helping World Bank operational teams make the case for child care and assisting them to design and implement quality projects. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment).
for promoting the use of gender data to inform, influence, and design policies to narrow gender gaps
The World Bank Group is an international financial organization that provides low-cost loans and grants to developing countries around the world, as well as policy advice, research and analysis and technical advice. The twin goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The grant will support the bank in promoting the use of gender data to inform, influence, and design government policies to improve women’s economic opportunities in two countries. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
for a project on gender data
This project continues a partnership among the World Bank, Data2X, the International Labour Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization to develop a methodology to measure unpaid work, as a contribution to implementation of the standards adopted by the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians. The project will support the agencies’ efforts to jointly develop and test measurement approaches in one country.