Worldwide: Evaluating the World Bank’s Development Marketplace

IMC Worldwide was appointed by the World Bank in 2014 to evaluate the Development Marketplace Program (DM). The DM is a competitive grant programme that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects that are scalable and/or replicable, while also having high potential for development impact. The grant beneficiaries are social entrepreneurs with projects that aim to create jobs and/or deliver a range of social and public services to low income groups.

As the evaluator of the DM, IMC developed an M&E framework to distil lessons and experience about the use of competitive grant financing and other aspects for non-state actors. In addition, we provide support and advisory services to the World Bank in order to develop a new results framework and M&E plan for the restructured Development Marketplace program. This involved identifying indicators, data sources and survey tools that could be used in the future Development Marketplace deployments.

project status

Completed, 2014


World Bank

contact person

Bryony Everett

Director, Global Programmes
last updated

May 13, 2019