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World Bank Group assistance to low-income fragile and conflict-affected states : an independent evaluation (English)

The World Bank Group has identified support to fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) as a strategic priority, critical to achieving its mission of poverty alleviation and shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 83109 DEC 01, 2013

Adding value to evaluations : applying the governmental learning spiral for evaluation-based learning (English)

Governmental learning has a multidisciplinary research tradition and a plethora of literature exists on organizational as well as policy learning. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 81259 OCT 09, 2013

Nashat, Bidjan; Speer, Sandra; Blindenbacher, Raoul

Promoting environmental sustainability in Peru : a review of the World Bank Groupapos;s experience (2003-2009) (English)

Peruapos;s major environmental challenges arise from air and water pollution, unsustainable management of natural resources, and vulnerability to natural disasters. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 82066 JUL 15, 2013

Liebenthal, Andres; Salvemini, Diana

Comparison of the monitoring and evaluation systems of the World Bank and the Global Fund (English)

The purpose of this study is to document the approaches of the World Bank and the Global Fund to monitoring and evaluation (M;E), and to systematically and objectively compare the principles and objectives of the M;E systems and how these systems are implemented and used in practice at the country level. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 72606 JAN 01, 2012

Cashin, Cheryl

Cambodia - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Cambodia is one of the worldapos;s most open economies, sustaining high levels of growth in an environment of relatively weak governance. Emerging from a legacy of genocide and civil conflict, the country has sought to address human and social capital deficits across sectors, weaknesses in public finance, and corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66766 DEC 01, 2011

Girishankar, Navin; DeGroot, David; Desai, Raj; Stout, Susan; Wescott, Clay

Liberia - World Bank country level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

This case study summarizes the findings of desk reviews and a field visit carried out in January 2011 as part of IEGapos;s evaluation of the 2007 Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66765 DEC 01, 2011

DeGroot, David; Talvitie, Antti; Umarov, Uktirdjan

Moldova - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Moldova has suffered over the last two decades from rising poverty, territorial secession, armed conflict, and the spillover effects of a regional financial crisis, with declining population size and life expectancy, and an economy approximately one-half of what it was in 1990. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66756 DEC 01, 2011

Wescott, Clay; Desai, Raj

Bangladesh - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Bangladesh is one of the worldapos;s poorest and most densely populated countries, and subject to annual cyclones and flooding. Despite these challenges, it benefits from strong economic growth, good performance on health and education, and poverty reduction, alongside weak governance and pervasive corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66767 DEC 01, 2011

Wescott, Clay; Breeding, Mary

Azerbaijan - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)

Azerbaijan is a secular, majority-Shiite, oil and gas-rich country whose per-capita income quadrupled in real terms during the period 2004-10. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66768 DEC 01, 2011

Wescott, Clay; Desai, Raj; Talvitie, Antti

Resourcing implementation of the World Bankapos;s 2007 governance and anticorruption strategy (English)

This working paper presents the findings and conclusions of a review of the resourcing approach and related actions to implement the World Bankapos;s 2007 Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66754 DEC 01, 2011

Chatterjee, Barun

A review of World Bank support for accountability institutions in the context of governance and anticorruption (English)

The focus of this paper is on the institutions outside the executive branch that include supreme audit institutions, legislative oversight bodies (such as parliamentary public accounts and budget committees, and ombudsmen), related independent bodies, and civil society organizations. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 66755 DEC 01, 2011

Migliorisi, Stefano; Wescott, Clay

Promoting Azerbaijanapos;s agricultural productivity (1997-2010) (English)

The objective of this study is to evaluate the World Bank Groupapos;s (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development [IBRD], International Development Association [IDA], and International Finance Corporation [IFC]) effectiveness in promoting growth in agricultural productivity in Azerbaijan, and to derive lessons that may be relevant for the World Bank Groupapos;s future engagement in Azerbaijani agriculture. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65356 JUL 29, 2011

Oblitas, Keith R.

Have country assistance strategies capitalized on intersectoral linkages to improve health outcomes among the poor? (English)

The first objective of the World Bankapos;s 2007 strategy, healthy development, is to improve the level and distribution of Health, Nutrition, and Population (HNP) outcomes, particularly for apos;the poor and vulnerable.apos; The multisectoral nature of health outcomes was acknowledged in the 1997 health strategy and the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) was proposed as the vehicle for coordinating the contributions of different sectors to HNP outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 82063 SEP 12, 2010

Sinha, Shampa; Gaubatz, Judith

Poverty reduction support credits : Nicaragua country study (English)

Nicaraguaapos;s state domination of productive capacity from the late 1970s to 1990, coupled with the civil war of the 1980s, left the economy with hyperinflation, large fiscal and current account deficits, and an external debt that was six times gross domestic product. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59623 SEP 01, 2010

Hinds, Manuel

Poverty reduction support credits : Vietnam country study (English)

Vietnam, a one-party socialist state dominated by the Communist Party of Vietnam, has in recent years moved towards a pragmatic growth-oriented approach to economic policy. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59624 SEP 01, 2010

Grawe, Roger

Poverty reduction support credits : Benin country study (English)

Benin experienced a long period of political instability and economic challenges after achieving its independence in August 1960. In 1991 a new government initiated far-reaching reforms aimed at the creation of a market-based economy, resulting in significant liberalization of Beninapos;s political and economic system. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59619 SEP 01, 2010

Horton, Brendan

Poverty reduction support credits : Ghana country study (English)

The Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) instrument was put to use at an opportune juncture in 2003 when, after a period of economic crisis, macroeconomic stability had been restored to Ghana and a reform process had been mapped out. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59620 SEP 01, 2010

Kavalsky, Basil; Hartmann, Arntraud

Poverty reduction support credits : Lao PDR country study (English)

The Lao PDR has been a one-party, socialist state since the overthrow of the monarchy by the communist Pathet Lao in 1975, which was preceded by a long period of civil and regional strife. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59621 SEP 01, 2010

Grawe, Roger

Poverty reduction support credits : Mozambique country study (English)

Mozambique acquired independence from Portugal in 1975. The new government adopted a policy of radical social change, with a command and control approach to economic management and a vast nationalization program. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59622 SEP 01, 2010

Horton, Brendan

Poverty reduction support credits : Armenia country study (English)

Armenia gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and inherited a traditional Soviet- style command economy. After a period of hyperinflation and economic contractions, progress on basic reforms led to greater macroeconomic stability. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59618 JUN 01, 2010

Hicks, Norman

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World Bank Group assistance to low-income fragile and conflict-affected states : an independent evaluation (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 83109 Working Paper
Adding value to evaluations : applying the governmental learning spiral for evaluation-based learning (English)
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OCT 09, 2013 81259 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Promoting environmental sustainability in Peru : a review of the World Bank Groupapos;s experience (2003-2009) (English)
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JUL 15, 2013 82066 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Comparison of the monitoring and evaluation systems of the World Bank and the Global Fund (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 72606 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Cambodia - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66766 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Liberia - World Bank country level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66765 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Moldova - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66756 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Bangladesh - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66767 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Azerbaijan - World Bank country-level engagement on governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66768 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Resourcing implementation of the World Bankapos;s 2007 governance and anticorruption strategy (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66754 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A review of World Bank support for accountability institutions in the context of governance and anticorruption (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 66755 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Promoting Azerbaijanapos;s agricultural productivity (1997-2010) (English)
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JUL 29, 2011 65356 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Have country assistance strategies capitalized on intersectoral linkages to improve health outcomes among the poor? (English)
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SEP 12, 2010 82063 Working Paper
Poverty reduction support credits : Nicaragua country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59623 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Vietnam country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59624 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Benin country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59619 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Ghana country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59620 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Lao PDR country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59621 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Mozambique country study (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 59622 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Poverty reduction support credits : Armenia country study (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 59618 Working Paper (Numbered Series)