Implementation Status and Results Report SEP 13, 2014
Implementation Status and Results Report SEP 08, 2014
Implementation Status and Results Report AUG 07, 2014
Implementation Status and Results Report JUL 28, 2014
Agreement JUL 25, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Side Letter JUL 10, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Disbursement Letter JUL 10, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Side Letter JUL 10, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Loan Agreement JUL 10, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Financing Agreement JUL 10, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
Implementation Status and Results Report ISR14741 JUL 08, 2014
This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More + Survey-to-survey imputation methods rely on two key assumptions: (i) that the questions in the two surveys are asked in a consistent way and (ii) that common variables of the two surveys explain a large share of the intertemporal change in household expenditure and poverty. In addition, differences in sampling design can lead validation tests to underestimate the accuracy of survey-to-survey predictions. In Sri Lanka, the causes of failure differ across sectors. In the urban sector, the primary culprit is differences between the two surveys in the design of the questionnaire. In the rural and estate sectors, the set of common variables in the prediction model does not adequately capture changes in poverty. The paper concludes that in Sri Lanka, survey-to-survey imputation between the Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the Labor Force Survey cannot produce accurate poverty estimates unless the Labor Force Survey adds additional questions on assets and is redesigned to use a questionnaire that is compatible with the Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Alternatively, a new welfare-tracking survey that satisfies these conditions could be established. See Less -
Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014
Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N.
Implementation Status and Results Report ISR15177 JUN 26, 2014
The overall outcome rating of the Emergency Northern Recovery Project for Sri Lanka was judged to be moderately satisfactory. The Bank and borrower performance were satisfactory. ... See More + The risk to development outcome was moderate. Significant changes included change in the scope of the components and to some of the sub-components, and reallocations of the appraisal estimated budget. Several lessons were learned. A post conflict recovery project can provide immediate assistance to Internally Displaced People (IDP) returnees and substantially help restore their livelihoods provided it can be started immediately, has political commitment and effective implementation mechanisms in place, and has the right components. Including a wide range of provincial, district and local level implementation agencies into a project enables an emergency recovery project to simultaneously address urgent high priority multiple recovery needs of IDPs in war ravaged areas. Political leadership is necessary to provide effective coordination. The effectiveness of short recovery operations can be enhanced through careful targeting of beneficiaries, beneficiary needs assessment and complaints redressal mechanisms. Active participation of beneficiaries in the implementation of project supported activities is also crucial for sustaining project funded village-level infrastructure. Allocation of project funds on a first-come first-serve basis rather than fixed district allocations increases project success provided effective social safeguards are in place. A large demand-based public services and infrastructure rehabilitation component should be subject to economic analysis/justification during project design and implementation, have adequate provision for funding operations and maintenance, and incorporate an unallocated reserve fund of at least 10 percent of the component cost. Well-coordinated cash for work programs can be extremely effective in post conflict situations to encourage IDPs to return to their areas of origin, and to provide them with immediate and extremely beneficial assistance to kick-start their livelihoods until regular income generation activities are resumed. Gender mainstreaming and targeting of vulnerable and marginalized persons should be incorporated in recovery projects, rather than rely only on area-based targeting and self-targeting by setting labor rates below market rates. See Less -
Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2922 JUN 26, 2014
Ratings for the Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development Project for Sri Lanka were as follows: outcome was satisfactory, risk to development outcome was negligible to low, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More + Some lessons learned included: local participation and involvement, suitably incentivized, is crucial to promoting distributed power generation activities. Involving the private sector effectively in a decentralized developmental effort requires flexibility in implementation arrangements and space for adapting to market conditions. An appropriate feed-in-tariffs policy and its consistent and transparent application are crucial to spur growth of small scale and non-conventional renewable energy generation. Investments in off-grid electrification can be underutilized or even abandoned in the event of a faster than expected arrival of the electricity grid. To mitigate this, the expansion of the grid should be coordinated with off-grid investments, and, where warranted, the off-grid facilities should be made grid-compatible to ensure continued utility. See Less -
Project Performance Assessment Report 88547 JUN 25, 2014
Ratings for the Public Sector Capacity Building Project for Sri Lanka were as follows: outcomes were moderately unsatisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More + Some lessons learned included: civil works in public sector reform programs can be risky so it will be advisable to finance them selectively and support them appropriately. Different components could be combined into one project where there is a compelling case to do so and where there are strong mechanisms for overall coordination and oversight. It is important that projects have more realistic and measurable targets based on the implementation context and relevant international experience. The successes in this project illustrate the important results that can be achieved while working within the existing reform space. However, the public institutions' long-term effectiveness may be undermined if broader reforms in the enabling environment are not also undertaken, such as revised statistical legislation or the enactment of an Audit Act. In future operations, mechanisms for stronger policy dialogue could be built in through, for example, a component on information sharing in investment lending or through a Development Policy Loan or a results-based lending instrument. An average outcome rating may not always give the fullest account of results achieved on the ground in such complex projects. See Less -
Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2893 JUN 11, 2014
Grant or Trust Fund Agreement JUN 05, 2014
Abdo Kahin,Hisham A.
The objective of the Second Additional Financing for the Road Sector Assistance Project for Sri Lanka is to identify and to develop mitigation plan to ensure that all communities are benefited without any discrimination through identifying all kinds of adverse impacts of the project area, its influence on the community during and after the construction of roads. ... See More + Negative measures include: loss of yields, loss of crops, loss of asset, loss of income, and loss of livelihood. Mitigation measures include: a) if perennial crops are involved, cost for re-establishment of crops elsewhere and compensation for lost yields up to one year at market price; b) timber and fruit trees lost will be valued at present age, overall life expected and lost income or output from the tree and compensated without deducting the salvage value; c) the project will pay replacement cost at prevailing market price to rebuild the assets used for livelihood and pay a lump sum (i.e. two months earning); d) ensure prompt compensation and proper resettlement; and e) the livelihoods of all persons should be re-established and their standard of living improved. See Less -
Resettlement Plan RP1073 JUN 01, 2014
This review represents an attempt to bridge the significant knowledge gaps on the private health sector in Sri Lanka, and foster a dialogue on opportunities for collaboration between the government and the private sector. ... See More + It accomplishes this through a systematic collection and analysis of primary and secondary data on the provision, financing, and regulation of health care services. On health service delivery, the review finds that the private sector: includes a range of providers; focuses primarily on curative and outpatient services rather than preventive services; is heavily dependent on the public sector for its supply of human resources; and is concentrated in urban areas. The quality of health care services in Sri Lanka in both the private and public sectors, while better than in most developing countries, still lags behind those in more advanced countries. There is also little systematic dialogue and collaboration between the public and private sectors. On financing, the review finds that private health expenditure is more than half of total health expenditure, mostly in the form of out-of-pocket payments by households, with clear implications for Sri Lanka's progression toward universal health coverage. On stewardship and regulation, there is a clear and urgent need to bridge the existing gaps in the legal and regulatory framework, and in the enforcement of health regulations applicable to the private sector, as well as to create an enabling environment for more effective private sector participation in the health sector. The review demonstrates that the private health sector in Sri Lanka is a growing force, due both to greater investment from private players as well as greater demand from the population. The review highlights areas where a more effective engagement with the private sector could ensure that Sri Lanka is able to offer its citizens universal access to good quality health service while also stimulating economic growth. See Less -
Working Paper 89954 JUN 01, 2014
Govindaraj, Ramesh; Navaratne, Kumari; Cavagnero, Eleonora; Seshadri, Shreelata Rao
The Government launched the Skills Sector Development Program (SSDP) for Sri Lanka objective is to expand the supply of skilled and employable workers by increasing access to quality and labor market relevant training programs. ... See More + The project consists of 2 components the first being program support to the Skills Sector Development Program which contains 2 pillars: (1) Pillar 1: Strengthening Sector Governance and Management. The main objective is to strengthen governance and management of the sector by a tighter and more intensive focus on results and more efficient use of resources; and (2) Improving the Quality and Relevance of Skills Development. The objective is to improve the quality and relevance of the skills development programs offered by all institutions, public, private and NGO. Finally component 2, Innovation, Results Monitoring, and Capacity Building this component aims to strengthen the capacity of MYASD and its participating agencies and help them to achieve the SSDP objectives. See Less -
Project Appraisal Document PAD888 MAY 27, 2014
|Title||Document Date||Report No.||Document Type||Also available in|
|Sri Lanka - Second Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Project : P087145 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 10 (English) See More +||SEP 13, 2014||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Strategic Cities Development Project : P130548 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English) See More +||SEP 08, 2014||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|- : - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 00 (English) See More +||AUG 07, 2014||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|Sri Lanka - SL: WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS FINANCING PROJECT : P124091 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English) See More +||JUL 28, 2014||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|Official Documents- Amendment to the Grant Agreement for TF013787 (English) See More +||JUL 25, 2014||Agreement|
|Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Financial Data for Credit 5417-LK (Closing Package) (English) See More +||JUL 10, 2014||Side Letter|
|Official Documents- Disbursement Letter for Credit 5417-LK (Closing Package) (English) See More +||JUL 10, 2014||Disbursement Letter|
|Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Financial and Economic Data for Loan 8357-LK (Closing Package) (English) See More +||JUL 10, 2014||Side Letter|
|Official Documents- Loan Agreement for Loan 8357-LK (Closing Package) (English) See More +||JUL 10, 2014||Loan Agreement|
|Official Documents- Financing Agreement for Credit 5417-LK (Closing Package) (English) See More +||JUL 10, 2014||Financing Agreement|
|Sri Lanka - âDiri Sawiyaâ Assisting PWD through Cash Transfers and Training : P123632 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English) See More +||JUL 08, 2014||ISR14741||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English) See More +||JUL 01, 2014||WPS6961||Policy Research Working Paper|
|Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : P122735 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English) See More +||JUN 26, 2014||ISR15177||Implementation Status and Results Report|
|Sri Lanka - Emergency Northern Recovery Project (English) See More +||JUN 26, 2014||ICR2922||Implementation Completion and Results Report|
|Sri Lanka - Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development Project (English) See More +||JUN 25, 2014||88547||Project Performance Assessment Report|
|Sri Lanka - Public Sector Capacity Building Project (English) See More +||JUN 11, 2014||ICR2893||Implementation Completion and Results Report|
|Official Documents- Grant Agreement for TF016699 (English) See More +||JUN 05, 2014||Grant or Trust Fund Agreement|
|Sri Lanka - Road Sector Assistance Project : second additional financing - resettlement plan (Vol. 3 of 3) : Abbreviated resetttlement plan : improvement of A002 and A003 roads (English) See More +||JUN 01, 2014||RP1073||Resettlement Plan|
|Health care in Sri Lanka : what can the private health sector offer? (English) See More +||JUN 01, 2014||89954||Working Paper|
|Sri Lanka - Skills Development Project (English) See More +||MAY 27, 2014||PAD888||Project Appraisal Document|