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First Roundtable on Development Results

Washington, 2002

A two-day International Roundtable on Better Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing for Development Results took place on June 5-6, 2002 at the World Bank headquarters. The Roundtable was jointly sponsored by the multilateral development banks - the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, and World Bank - in collaboration with the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It included representatives from borrowing and donor countries, the IMF, UN agencies, the EC, other international agencies, and civil society.

The Roundtable took stock of ongoing efforts in countries and agencies to manage for results, with a focus on the actions needed to build demand for and increase capacity to adopt results-based approaches in developing countries. It stressed the need for development agencies to offer coordinated support for capacity-building and to harmonize approaches to results-measurement, monitoring and reporting. Further, it discussed ways for development agencies, including the MDBs, to develop results-focused corporate cultures and incentives.