Valuing progress

Piloting different approaches for how to better incorporate poor people's perspectives on development efforts into decisions on resource allocation.

Helping Village Primary School, Dongxiang County. Gansu province, China. Flickr, Liang Qiang / World Bank

This component of the Development Progress project will explore how to better incorporate poor people's perspectives on development efforts into decisions on resource allocation.

If the drive for results and value for money is to deliver improved benefits for poor people, and better evidence for politicians trying to justify aid spending to taxpayers, we need an improved metric that allows us to measure outcomes in a standard way, and identify which – of the possible outcomes that aid spending could achieve – poor people would value the most.

This component of the Development Progress project will explore how to better incorporate poor people's perspectives on development efforts into decisions on resource allocation.