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Ongoing dialogue between the World Bank Group and stakeholders—government, civil society, media, academia, the private sector and others—is a critical aspect of our work. Tapping into a broad range of perspectives strengthens the outcomes and accountability of our engagement and helps build enduring partnerships. It is through this dialogue that we can help implement more effective solutions to local, regional and global development challenges. This website is a platform to inform and consult with interested and affected parties on select areas of our work, such as new policies or changes to regulations, Country Partnership Strategies, and global thematic studies and programs. Below is a list of consultations currently being held in various countries on different topics. Additional consultations may take place through face-to-face engagements and other digital channels.

World Bank Group's Systematic Country Diagnostic - Online Consultations

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World Bank Group's Systematic Country Diagnostic - Online Consultations

The World Bank Group’s Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) provides an analytical underpinning to the World Bank Group’s engagement in each of its partner countries. Through this consultation, we are soliciting online comments from all interested stakeholders on the SCD process, particularly in countries that have already completed an SCD.

Summary of Responses

Introduced in July 2014, the SCD looks at a range of issues in a particular country, and seeks to identify barriers to and/or opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity.

With this consultation, we aim to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders to improve and streamline the SCD process. We would like to hear your response in the following areas:

  • Whether the principles and issues covered in the SCD are sufficient to capture countries’ progress on sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity
  • If the SCD process allows for sufficient engagement with in-country stakeholders
  • The ideal areas of focus of the SCD consultation
  • Other recommendations that would make the SCD process more useful

You can also take a look at this powerpoint presentation that looks in depth at the SCD and can help inform you as you provide responses to the survey.

Take the survey

The consultation is open between March 15, 2016 and April 30, 2016. Click here to see the summary of responses.

If you have any questions about the consultations, please send an email to

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