Insights: How Do Policymakers Learn and Adapt Today?

Deadline: 26-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The goal of this work is to re-assess and update CGAPs understanding of how policymakers in low capacity and low income countries take in information and knowledge that helps them perform and adapt. This work would help CGAP and its partners re-affirm and/or update our assumptions about how regulators, supervisorspolitics and other policy-makers build their capacity and how organizations supporting capacity building can or should reach this audience. The task would be to undertake a well-constructed perspective gathering exercise through needs analysis of a carefully selected group of policymakers representing different regional, hierarchical and demographic profiles that reflect well CGAPs and its partners target audience(s) in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. This perspective gathering conducted through desk research, surveys, interviews and the like would be further complemented by insights collected from a range of partners and other stakeholders.

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Development Policies, Institutions Improve in Few African Countries

ABIDJAN, June 28, 2016 — A new assessment of the quality of government policies and CPIA-AFRICA-COVERinstitutions that support growth and poverty reduction in Africa shows some progress for a few countries but flat or deteriorating scores for the majority, according to a new World Bank Review.

The latest Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Africa describes the progress made in low-income African countries to strengthen their policies and institutions that help to spur better development outcomes.

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