World Bank meets in Santiago Governments and development Institutions to impulse a collaborative community that systems experiences in the implementation of reforms

Between January 11 and 13, we participated in a workshop organized in Santiago, Chile, by the Global Delivery Initiative (GDI) of the World Bank called “Learning, Iterating and Adapting to Achieve Results”, among others, the IDB, ECLAC, USAID, GIZ, AECID and representatives of the governments of Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Argentina and China.

The GDI is an initiative that seeks to generate a collective and cumulative knowledge through the systematization of experiences in relation to the implementation of programs of reform and international development.

The objective of the 2-day workshop was to share experiences on how governments and development institutions are implementing and systematizing some of their reforms, and to create a permanent space and group for collaboration and exchange in relation to implementation challenges And the various approaches that have worked or not, to learn from them.

Javier Martínez, from Knowledge Works, participated in an interview with Andrés Palma, Executive Secretary of the Educational Reform of Chile, regarding the process of transformation that Chile is promoting in this area, and the lessons learned and knowledge derived from this process.

Our international experience in the area of implementation of reform programs in various public institutions in Latin America (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Guayana, Costa Rica) Enormous possibilities offered by the sharing of knowledge accumulated in other countries to advance in more effective models of implementation. While no recipe is 100% replicable and should be adapted to each country and situation, there are many lessons learned that could save hundreds of millions of dollars if only channels for sharing knowledge were established, something that is really within the reach of many . Only a little political will and an interest in learning from others is needed.

A few years ago, we supported the Transparency Council of Chile, with funding from the World Bank, in the establishment of the Transparency and Access to Information Network, a network for the exchange of knowledge and the generation of good practices, along with its counterparts in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay. The benefits obtained by the institutions that make up this network aroused the interest of other countries in the region, currently reaching similar institutions in a total of nine countries.