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Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)

Knowledge, learning, and innovation are one of eight objectives that will be monitored in the Bank's new strategy. The independent evaluation group (IEG) is conducting a program of learning and results evaluations to promote a better understanding of how the World Bank acquires, captures, and transfers knowledge and learning in its lending operations, and what scope there is for improving. ... See More +

Working Paper 89421 JUL 01, 2014

Carvalho, Soniya; Heath, John; Gaarder, Marie; Jimenez, Emmanuel; Heider, Caroline

Analyzing the effects of policy reforms on the poor : an evaluation of the effectiveness of World Bank support to poverty and social impact analyses (English)

The current global financial and economic crises are likely to put enormous pressure on governments to respond with immediate measures and to undertake far-reaching reforms in the medium term, requiring a substantial increase in donor support. ... See More +

Publication 55567 MAY 05, 2010

Carvalho, Soniya;

2003 Annual review of development effectiveness (ARDE) - The effectiveness of Bank support for policy reform : 2003 Annual Review of development effectiveness (ARDE) - The effectiveness of Bank support for policy reform (English)

The Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE) 2003, examines the effectiveness of Bank support to borrower countries, in particular, the help to foster reform policies, and institutional frameworks. ... See More +

Publication 29894 JAN 01, 2004

Genberg, Hans; Carvalho, Soniya; Chakrapani, Deepa; Kiguel, Miguel; Marcos, Mirafe; Tratch, Irina; White, Howard Nial; Anderson, Robert J.; Fox, James W.

Designing social funds : key questions and options (English)

This paper is intended for use at the policy level and for strategy and design development rather than during social fund implementation or execution. ... See More +

Working Paper 30088 JAN 01, 2004

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard; Perkins, Gilliam

2002 Annual review of development effectiveness (ARDE) : achieving development outcomes - the millennium challenge (English)

This is the sixth Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE), covering the year 2002. its findings indicate that the Bank's country, sector, and global programs are consistent with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) themes, increasingly focused on poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication 26288 APR 30, 2003

Carvalho, Soniya

Social funds : assessing effectiveness (English)

This study is the first independent evaluation of social fund projects by OED. It reviews the development effectiveness of social fund projects and draws implications for future Bank support to them. ... See More +

Publication 24615 MAY 31, 2002

Carvalho, Soniya; Perkins, Gillian; White, Howard; Bahnson, Caroline; Kapoor, Anju Gupta; Weber-Venghaus, Svenja

Evaluation and poverty reduction (English)

Foreword by James D. Wolfensohn. Welcome addresses by Jan Piercy, and Elizabeth McAllister. Synthesis and overview by Osvaldo Feinstein, and Detlev Puetz. ... See More +

Publication 43623 JAN 01, 2001

Mensah, Moise; Dabelstein, Niels; Ezemenari, Kene; Rudqvist, Anders; Subbarao, Kalanidhi; Cook, Thomas; Heckman, James; Marchant, Timothy; Gavian, Sarah;; Eriksson, John; Weiss, Carol H.; Jackson, Edward T.; Stame, Nicoletta; Sartorius, Rolf; Marsden, David; Thorbecke, Erik; Gerster, Richard; Shepherd, Andrew;; Wolfensohn, James D.; Piercy, Jan; McAllister, Elizabeth; Feinstein, Osvaldo; Puetz, Detlev; Dasgupta, Partha; Stiglitz, Joseph; Thomas, Vinod; Evans, Alison;; Legovini, Arianna; Gaiha, Raghav; Stout, Susan; Goodman, Margaret; Stewart, Frances; Haddad, Lawrence; Kaufmann, Daniel; Shah, Anwar; Titsworth, Jack;; Braun, Joachim von; Lustig, Nora; Picciotto, Robert;; Damiani, Octavio; Cohen, Monique; Malhotra, Mohini; Braun, Joachim von; Bishay, Mona; Malik, Sohail J.; Tendler, Judith; Carvalho, Soniya; Lustig, Nora;; Girishankar, Navin; Zaki, El Sayed; Ahrned, Salehuddin; Rafi, Mohammad; Fiszbein, Ariel; Figueroa, Adolfo; Fernandes, Aloysius; Stewart, Frances; Kanbur, Ravi;

Poverty assessments : maximizing impact (English)

The poverty assessment is a key instrument of the Bank's poverty reduction strategy. It is designed to assess the extent and causes of poverty in a given country and to propose a strategy to ameliorate its effects. ... See More +

Brief 22997 DEC 01, 2000

Carvalho, Soniya Spanish, French

Poverty assessments : maximizing impact : Evaluaciones de la pobreza como conseguir una mayor repercusion (Spanish)

The poverty assessment is a key instrument of the Bank's poverty reduction strategy. It is designed to assess the extent and causes of poverty in a given country and to propose a strategy to ameliorate its effects. ... See More +

Brief 22997 DEC 01, 2000

Carvalho, Soniya English, French

Poverty assessments : maximizing impact : Les evaluations de pauvrete maximiser leur impact (French)

The poverty assessment is a key instrument of the Bank's poverty reduction strategy. It is designed to assess the extent and causes of poverty in a given country and to propose a strategy to ameliorate its effects. ... See More +

Brief 22997 DEC 01, 2000

Carvalho, Soniya English, Spanish

Combining the quantitative and qualitative approaches to poverty measurement and analysis : the practice and the potential (English)

This paper highlights the key characteristics of the quantitative and qualitative approaches to poverty measurement and analysis, examines the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and analyzes the potential for combining the two approaches in analytical work on poverty. ... See More +

Publication WTP366 MAY 31, 1997

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard

Safety net programs and poverty reduction : lessons from cross-country experience (English)

The main objectives of this book are to review the conceptual issues that arise when choosing among safety-net programs; analyze how country- and region-specific constraints help to explain why different approaches are successful in different countries and regions; synthesize the lessons learned from experience; and offer some promising best practice examples. ... See More +

Publication 16560 MAR 31, 1997

Subbarao, K.; Bonnerjee, Aniruddha; Braithwaite, Jeanine; Carvalho, Soniya; Ezemenari, Kene; Graham, Carol; Thompson, Alan

Implementing projects for the poor : what has been learned? (English)

This book examines experience with the implementation of the sixty-seven projects in the portfolio of the International Development Association (IDA) during fiscal 1988-90, the IDA-8 period, that were directly aimed at benefiting the poor. ... See More +

Publication 15655 APR 30, 1996

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard

Implementing projects for the poor : what have we achieved? (English)

The report examines the experience gained from the implementation of projects directly aimed at benefiting the poor, and, its purpose is to arrive at some preliminary judgements on the likely development impact of those projects, although a number of such projects are currently being implemented, and their full impact is presently unknown. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21192 JUN 30, 1995

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard

Indicators for monitoring poverty reduction (English)

In recent years, the World Bank has stressed that poverty reduction is its overarching objective. This paper discusses the indicators that are relevant in monitoring the performance of the Bank's lending for poverty reduction. ... See More +

Publication WDP254 AUG 31, 1994

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard

Social funds guidelines for design and implementation (English)

This paper consolidates and builds on Bank reports on Social Funds with a view to distilling guidance for staff. It defines the concepts of Social Fund and explains how it differs from that of a Social Action Program. ... See More +

Human Capital Working Paper 13356 JUL 31, 1994

Carvalho, Soniya

Designing performance indicators to monitor poverty reduction (English)

The paper discusses indicators, relevant to monitoring the performance of the Bank's lending, as related to poverty reduction. It aims at providing guidance on the use of indicators, which can facilitate corrections in project design, and implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20856 MAY 31, 1994

Carvalho, Soniya; White, Howard

World Bank treatment of the social impact of adjustment programs (English)

Since 1987 the Bank's operational guidelines have required President's Reports supporting structural adjustment loans (SALs) to pay particular attention to an analysis of the short term impact of the adjustment program on the poor and to measures proposed to alleviate negative effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS521 OCT 31, 1990

Ribe, Helena; Carvalho, Soniya

How adjustment programs can help the poor : the World Bank's experience (English)

Experience has proven that an orderly adjustment process designed to establish a new equilibrium growth path is indispensible for improving the longer-term position of the poor. ... See More +

Publication WDP71 JAN 31, 1990

Ribe, Helena; Carvalho, Soniya; Nichols, Peter; Zuckerman, Elaine; Liebenthal, Robert

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Learning and results in World Bank operations : how the Bank learns - evaluation one (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89421 Working Paper
Analyzing the effects of policy reforms on the poor : an evaluation of the effectiveness of World Bank support to poverty and social impact analyses (English)
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MAY 05, 2010 55567 Publication
2003 Annual review of development effectiveness (ARDE) - The effectiveness of Bank support for policy reform : 2003 Annual Review of development effectiveness (ARDE) - The effectiveness of Bank support for policy reform (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 29894 Publication
Designing social funds : key questions and options (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 30088 Working Paper
2002 Annual review of development effectiveness (ARDE) : achieving development outcomes - the millennium challenge (English)
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APR 30, 2003 26288 Publication
Social funds : assessing effectiveness (English)
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MAY 31, 2002 24615 Publication
Evaluation and poverty reduction (English)
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JAN 01, 2001 43623 Publication
Poverty assessments : maximizing impact (English)
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DEC 01, 2000 22997 Brief Spanish, French
Poverty assessments : maximizing impact : Evaluaciones de la pobreza como conseguir una mayor repercusion (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2000 22997 Brief English, French
Poverty assessments : maximizing impact : Les evaluations de pauvrete maximiser leur impact (French)
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DEC 01, 2000 22997 Brief English, Spanish
Combining the quantitative and qualitative approaches to poverty measurement and analysis : the practice and the potential (English)
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MAY 31, 1997 WTP366 Publication
Safety net programs and poverty reduction : lessons from cross-country experience (English)
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MAR 31, 1997 16560 Publication
Implementing projects for the poor : what has been learned? (English)
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APR 30, 1996 15655 Publication
Implementing projects for the poor : what have we achieved? (English)
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JUN 30, 1995 21192 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Indicators for monitoring poverty reduction (English)
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AUG 31, 1994 WDP254 Publication
Social funds guidelines for design and implementation (English)
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JUL 31, 1994 13356 Human Capital Working Paper
Designing performance indicators to monitor poverty reduction (English)
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MAY 31, 1994 20856 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
World Bank treatment of the social impact of adjustment programs (English)
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OCT 31, 1990 WPS521 Policy Research Working Paper
How adjustment programs can help the poor : the World Bank's experience (English)
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JAN 31, 1990 WDP71 Publication