Blog by IEG Director General Alison Evans: A global effort is needed to ensure all countries are ready to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) with evidence

Publication Date: 
02-Jun-2020

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A global effort is needed to ensure all countries are ready to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) with evidence. Every government needs robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems now more than ever to design effective policies.

The World Bank Group and other international organizations have moved quickly to help developing countries cope with the potentially catastrophic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, launching a massive program that will have to be driven as much by evidence as the movement of resources. Along with drawing on lessons learned from the responses to past global crises, it will be vitally important that both countries and international organizations continue learning about what is working now and for whom. Keeping up with this fast-moving pandemic will require agility and the capacity to change course to meet new challenges, guided by a steady focus on the evidence.

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