Although there have been important advances in the collection of key development statistics in recent years (e.g. Living Standards Measurement Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, etc.), there is still no standardized data set to measure the quality of service delivery at the facility level. Without consistent and accurate data on what citizens experience when they go to their local school or health clinic, it is difficult to know which services are underperforming and why, and there is consequently little incentive for governments to identify effective ways of improving performance. Recognizing this gap, the goal of this project is to institutionalize the regular collection of a set of indicators that would gauge the quality of services over time and across countries. Based on successful pilot testing in Senegal and Tanzania, the World Bank is setting up a multidonor trust fund, Trust Fund for the Service Delivery Indicators Project, to increase data collection to cover ten to fifteen countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
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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.