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The Development Data Revolution World Bank Trust Funds Update PARIS21 Board Meeting, 3 April 2014.

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1 The Development Data Revolution World Bank Trust Funds Update PARIS21 Board Meeting, 3 April 2014

2 Five drivers inform evolution of 3 TFs

3 1. Political support for data

4 2. Key Data Gaps Remain

5 3. Greater accountability & service delivery

6 4. Opportunities for innovation and new partnerships

7 5. Positive Evaluations and Assessments

8 Impact on TFs Increase focus on collaboration Innovation/incubation of new practices in data production

9 Impact on TFs Greater focus on open gvt data, gender stats, data for sustainable development, innovative approaches, & results

10 Impact on TFs Increase focus on data use Replicate success of in- country statistician Ramp up catalytic effects

11 Looking Ahead World Bank Trust Funds Update

12 Background on each TF

13 International Household Survey and Accelerated Data Program Multi-Donor Trust Fund - Free-standing, bank-executed TF(i.e. * NOT * programmatic like the TFSCB; not distribute funds as sub-grants) - Multi-donor, but currently DFID is the only contributor - Managed by DECDG (Household Survey Development team) - Period: January 2012 to February 2017 - Amount: 3,6m US$ (of which 2.8m already received) - Amount spent/committed: 1,0m US$ - Objective: support the activities of the IHSN and ADP (improving survey data availability, accessibility, quality and use) - Complements the IHSN/ADP DGF grants managed by PARIS21 (grants allocated annually from 2006 to 2015) - Eligible expenses include consultants services, travel, conferences/media, knowledge dissemination, and (small amount) WB staff. Cannot finance purchase of equipment. - Finance development of tools and guidelines, advocacy, training programs, technical support, methodological research with focus on the following: * Development of survey data management software applications (metadata editor, open source microdata cataloguing) * Development of microdata anonymization open source software, and production of guidelines ("practice manual") * Contribution to the development and dissemination of international metadata standards * Documentation and dissemination of survey microdata (maintenance of a central survey catalog with 3,350 surveys as of March 2014 * Assessment of survey methods (food consumption, now health, soon labor, etc) * Building a "gender data navigator" (identifying which and how gender data are collected in surveys) * Development of a Question Bank software application and database, to foster adoption of international standards * Support to data archiving in selected countries * Testing / development / incubation of new methods (data fusion, survey-to-survey imputations, synthetic datasets) in the context of the big data / data revolution initiatives - Does * NOT * finance data collection / support to implementation of household survey

14 Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF/CF) Key SRF/CF Features -multi-donor TF -Objective: increase investment in statistical systems in developing countries, improve the effectiveness of financial and technical assistance. -At present, funding for limited number of pilot countries (see table next slide) -Existence of NSDS is required (except for fragile states_ -Presence of a National Partnership Group (composition varies by country) -Encourages the existence of in-country statisticians -Larger grants for implementation of NSDS. SRF Donors -DFID: US$ 80 million -Netherlands: US$ 7 million Financial situation -cannot accept further grant applications without new funding, as it is close to fully committed. SRF Governance Structure SRF Catalytic Fund Council: -Main responsibilities: country selection; approval of country grant allocations; evaluation of SRF-CF’s performance; approval of Fund’s annual work program and budget -Composition: Representative of TF donor (with minimum of $5 million commitment): DFID and Netherlands; -Developing country co-chair of PARIS21 or designated alternate; Bank’s VP of Operations and Country Services (OPCS) or designated alternate not in DEC -Meetings: twice a year (physically or virtually)… -SRF Catalytic Fund Administration Unit: -Main responsibilities: handling of day-to-day operations; arranging meetings of Council; liaising with project teams on any aspect of SRF funding; review of project documentation, as warranted; and preparation of annual progress report -Housed at the World Bank in DECDG and reports to VP of DEC

15 SRF/CF Pilot Countries CountryAmount (US$ mill)Project status Afghanistan14 Under implementation till 2016 DRC11.8Negotiated, to be signed Ethiopia10Under preparation Ghana10About to start implementation Lao, Peoples’ Rep.8Under implementation Nigeria10Completed Rwanda10Under implementation Senegal2.2Under preparation Listening to Africa1.8Under implementation TOTAL77.8

16 SRF Evaluation -evaluation of pilot phase to learn what worked well and what elements would require modifications to increase its impact -The evaluation “ … consider and recommend that the SRF should be extended and expanded.” Selective recommendations and follow up: Use of statistics Rec: Highlight the importance of use of statistics in future projects Action:Will encourage more focus on/require inclusion of a component dealing with use of statistics in SRF funded projects.. The in–country statistician was seen as an unqualified success, with significant positive impact on project implementation and on helping to achieve the various objectives of the SRF. Rec: In-country statistician to play a greater role in coordination of statistical activities (-- promote a system wide approach) Action:Generic TOR will be strengthened ion this point. All IDS with SRF funing will have a clear mandate (if agreed with country) to play a in the coordination and thereby promote Catalytic Effect Rec:Greater efforts should be made to generate additional funding. Action:Continue efforts to increase resources within national partnership group and with Bank teams. Inclusion of a future statistical operation in the Country Program Strategy could be a possible criterion for SRF funding.

17 Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) - launched in 1999 - has provided funding for over 200 projects -Multi donor TF administered by DECDG -Quick disbursing, maximum grant <= $500k, 2 year implementation duration -Objective to improve countries’ capacity in the production, analysis, dissemination, and use of timely statistics. -supported the efforts of the Marrakech Action Plan for Statistics (MAPS, 2004) and the Busan Action Plan for Statistics (BAPS, 2011) and the needs of the post-2015 development agenda. -Two main types of projects are supported: NSDS: Preparation and updating of National Strategies for the Development of Statistics; and SCB: Statistical capacity building – improvement in statistical capacity, with emphasis in priority areas from the BAPS such as gender statistics, making government data more accessible (i.e. Open Data), administrative data, innovative approaches, and measuring sustainable development. -priority given to IDA countries. -Sub-regional, regional, and international organizations can also apply.

18 Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) Recent Developments -Fall 2013: TFSCB repurposed to take into account the BAPS priorities -TFSCB “Guidelines and Procedures” document for applicants was updated accordingly. -DFID made an additional contribution to the TFSCB in November 2013 for $20 million in a single tranche. The Korean Government contributing $3 million over a 3 year period -The TFSCB closing date extended to December 31, 2020. -2013 approvals: 13 applications were received, 9 proposals were shortlisted, and 5 proposals were approved, totaling $1.3 million. -Over the year, 2 NSDS proposals and 3 other proposals were approved, leading to an annual total of $2.6 million in committed funds. -The current available balance of the TFSCB is approximately $22 million. -The most recent call for proposals took place on March 10, 2014. It is expected that a Fall 2014 window will also take place.

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