Social Inclusion in Macro-Level Diagnostics: Reflecting on the World Bank Group's Early Systematic Country Diagnostics

34 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019

Date Written: June 20, 2016

Abstract

The idea of social inclusion has garnered considerable attention, especially in the context of two recent developments: the Sustainable Development Goals and the heightened attention to inequality. This paper reviews the manner and extent to which social inclusion is addressed in the first 17 Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), which are ex ante, country-level assessments conducted by the World Bank Group, ahead of the preparation of its Country Partnership Frameworks. In addition to this primary purpose, the paper fulfils three other purposes. It allows for a broader reflection on the value of the social inclusion construct in macro-level diagnostics; it takes the opportunity to develop and refine a methodology to assess social inclusion and finally, it positions the narrative on social inclusion into the ongoing discourse on poverty, shared prosperity, inequality and the thinking around the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is therefore, a refined articulation of the idea of social inclusion in the context of global epistemological shifts

Keywords: Social Development & Poverty, Inequality, Health Care Services Industry, Health Service Management and Delivery, Educational Sciences

Suggested Citation

Das, Maitreyi Bordia and Das, Maitreyi B., Social Inclusion in Macro-Level Diagnostics: Reflecting on the World Bank Group's Early Systematic Country Diagnostics (June 20, 2016). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7713, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2811361

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