Delivery Labs

Delivery Labs are (online and face to face) joint brainstorming sessions that convene a small group of practitioners and experts to make tacit knowledge around implementation challenges more accessible and ultimately work toward joint problem solving.

Delivery Labs are face-to-face or online brainstorming sessions that convene a small group of practitioners and experts with the aim of joint problem solving and making tacit knowledge around implementation challenges more accessible.

  • Delivery Labs bring together thematic experts with specific operational knowledge from the World Bank, other GDI partner organizations, and other invited guests who are working to overcome the obstacles and bottlenecks that can impede development efforts.
  • The Lab can also help practitioners and donors to “pause and reflect” on things that did not work well in a project/program and how could this be implemented better when they design their next intervention.
  • Each lab begins with a practitioner (the “challenge holder”) sharing an operational challenge that he or she is currently facing or recently faced in the context of a project.
  • This brief presentation is followed by a facilitated group discussion and brainstorming session where experts share relevant experiences.
  • Ultimately, participants work together to co-create actionable solutions.
  • These sessions allow for peer exchange of experience-based knowledge, as practitioners explore problems and think through potential solutions.
  • Typical delivery labs take 1.5 hours, and take place online via Webex.

If you want to share your implementation challenges and get actionable suggestions on how to overcome them, please send your answers to the following questions to Sruti Bandyopadhyay at: sbandyopadhyay2@worldbank.org

  • Name of your Organization;
  • Contact Information;
  • Briefly describe your challenge (in 500 words); and
  • 1 to 3 questions you would like to explore with participants.