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Cases in Outcome Harvesting: Ten pilot experiences identify new learning from multi-stakeholder projects to improve results

World Bank

Summary: Starting in 2012, the World Bank undertook pilot learning to explore how outcome harvesting tools might help project teams and clients to manage knowledge and learn from complex and difficult to monitor development processes. In outcome harvesting, teams identify, monitor and learn from changes in social actors, by harvesting bites of outcome information with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.

In these pilot experiences, teams applied outcome harvesting tools in 10 ongoing initiatives in strategic thematic areas. The process encouraged dialogue among the teams and clients and answered learning questions to maximize the benefits of the interventions, institutional sustainability of results, and involvement of the right mix of actors.

Attached is the complete report from the pilot experience, showcasing all 10 cases and including forward-looking suggestions. The tools used by the teams to pilot outcome harvesting are also being documented in a toolkit.

1. Leadership for Results: Developing Capacity and Delivering Results toward Public Sector Reform in Burundi
2. Implementing Reform Initiatives in Solid Waste Management in Bosnia
3. Improving Governance in Pharmaceutical Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
4. Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight of National Budgets in Africa
5. Priority Setting and Constitutional Mandates in Health
6. Improving Open Contracting Processes at the Country and Global Level
7. Strengthening Capacities of Local Governments in South East Europe
8. Strengthening Implementation of Legislation on Access to Information across Latin America
9. Scaling up Capacity Development of City Officials and Practitioners across China Through eLearning
10. Improving Social Accountability in the Philippines Education Sector

Type: OM Process Documentation

Theme: OM Resources: Books and Articles

Contibuted by: Jenny Gold, on: 10 Jun 2014

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Latin America & Carribean Sub-Saharan Africa North Africa & Middle East South Asia South East Asia & Pacific Far-East Asia Eastern Europe & CIS (ex USSR) Western Europe North America & Canada Australasia