The World Development Report (WDR) is the World Bank’s annual guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. It has been published since 1978. 2021’s WDR will focus on data, and the Global Partnership has been invited to be a part of their consultation process. The Global Partnership hosted two consultation webinars, alongside the WDR team, to provide space to understand diverse perspectives on this critical development issue. 

Bob Cull, Vivien Foster, and Dean Joliffe, the WDR 2021 Co-Directors, joined the webinar, as well as Malarvizhi Veerappan, who managed the report. Global Partnership  CEO, Claire Melamed, moderated the conversation and several of our partners provided direct input: Aidan Eyakuze from Twaweza, Deepa Karthykeyan from Athena Infonomics, and Ana Patricia Muñoz from Grupo Faro.