Knowledgeable Bankers? The Demand for Research in World Bank Operations Ravallion, Martin 2013-05-13T18:19:27Z 2013-05-13T18:19:27Z 2013-03-08
dc.description.abstract Development impact calls for knowledgeable development practitioners. How then do the operational staff of the largest development agency value and use its own research? Is there an incentive to learn and does it translate into useful knowledge? A new survey reveals that the bulk of the World Bank's senior staff value the Bank's research for their work, and most come to know it well, although a sizable minority have difficulty accessing research to serve their needs. Another group sees little value to research for their work and does not bother to find out about it. Higher perceived value is reflected in greater knowledge about research, though there are frictions in this process. Staff working on poverty, human development and economic policy tend to value and use Bank research more than staff in the more traditional sectors of Bank lending – agriculture and rural development, Energy and Mining (EM), transport and urban development; the latter sectors account for 45% of lending but only 15% of staff are highly familiar with Bank research. Without stronger incentives for learning and more relevant and accessible research products, it appears likely that this lag in demand for research by the traditional sectors will persist. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Development Effectiveness
dc.identifier.issn 1943-9342
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Development Effectiveness;5(1)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject incentive to learn
dc.subject absorptive capacity
dc.subject development aid
dc.subject World Bank research
dc.title Knowledgeable Bankers? The Demand for Research in World Bank Operations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2013-04-02
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.journal.nbpages 1-29
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Education :: Knowledge for Development
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
okr.volume 5(1)
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