Presentation on theme: "Social Development Strategy, April 2002 The World Bank Social Development Strategy Background Why have a strategy? What is the demand? Who is it for? What."— Presentation transcript:
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 The World Bank Social Development Strategy Background Why have a strategy? What is the demand? Who is it for? What is it – descriptive or prescriptive? What is the process?
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Concepts and Definitions Social development means development of society. The goal of social development is a society that enables people, especially poor people, to take actions to help themselves. The social dimensions of development -- Empowerment Inclusion Security -- help make societies equitable, productive and sustainable.
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Why is attention to social dimensions important? Economic Dimensions Social Dimensions Two sides of the poverty reduction coin
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Social development completes a virtuous circle…. … that leads to sustainable poverty reduction Economic Dimensions Social Dimensions Empowerment + Inclusion + Security Participation + Inclusion Investment Climate + Growth Pro-poor Growth
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 And makes development more sustainable Responsive to poor peoples needs and aspirations, and the development context Reliable in efficiently delivering what it promises building social capital Resilient to shocks, providing lasting benefits Economic Dimensions Social Dimensions
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Policy/ Strategy Social Development Context in the Bank Advocacy Operations
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 What have we done and how well? Advocacy Policy Operations Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Civic Engagement Social Analysis CDD Gender Safeguards
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Strategic Directions Overview Directions for advocacy Directions for strategies, policies and policy- based lending Directions for projects and programs Directions for research and knowledge
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 In Strategies and Policies Building principles of CDD into appropriate strategies Promoting devolution of decision making Promoting access to information (and we should walk the talk) Improving governance at the project and policy level through participatory m&e and social accountability measures Promoting legal and judicial reform for non-violent solutions Including conflict resolution in CDD Helping to adjust reforms to minimize/manage social risk
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 In Projects and Programs: Social Dimensions as Ends in Themselves Either new forms of projects or adjust existing types of projects and programs with social development core objectives Develop portfolio to promote empowerment, inclusion, security Promote local governance aspects in infrastructure, natural resource management and human development Include measures to improve social accountability and transparency in public sector management projects
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 In Projects and Programs: Social Development as a Means to Other Objectives and for Sustainability Changing the project preparation and implementation processes: Consider both formal institutions and informal behaviors and norms in project design and implementation Include participation and civic engagement throughout project cycle Base design on social analysis Build community capacity in a learning by doing mode
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Strategic Directions for Research and Knowledge Innovative research for continued improvement What is the research evidence regarding when and to what extent community-driven development is a priority? What are the relationships between social policy and investment climate and growth? To what extent can and should the Banks conflict agenda be expanded to include street crime, violence, and other issues of personal and physical security? How can we better track regional trends and emerging patterns of social exclusion, and how might a focus on youth exclusion be a strategic agenda for ensuring strong societies in the medium and long terms?
Social Development Strategy, April 2002 Next Steps External and Internal consultations on issues note and strategic directions (ongoing) Regional strategies (ongoing) Conceptual framework, background, stocktaking papers (underway) Drafting of Bank-wide strategy (ongoing) Draft of Phase I to OPC/CODE (12/02-2/03) Final draft to OPC/CODE/Board (9/03, 11/03, 2/04)