Knowledge Note

Putting a project into practice is challenging and at times a disconnect exists between what is aspired to in project documents and what happens on the ground. To help project managers ensure that projects are implemented the way they are intended, an agile and adaptive approach to monitoring has been developed. The approach, called Iterative Beneficiary Monitoring or IBM, is demand-driven, produces short reports, and is focused on diagnosing specific barriers to effective implementation. IBM results have improved project implementation practices and gender equity.

This poverty and equity note demonstrates that when scaled-up, IBM's low-cost and adaptive approach to feedback generation has the potential to strengthen project implementation across the World Bank portfolio.

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