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Strengthening World Bank Group Outcome Orientation : A Roadmap (English)

The COVID-19 global crisis provides further impetus for the World Bank Group (WBG) to ramp-up its efforts to strengthen outcome orientation. The WBG has responded rapidly to the crisis, mobilizing expertise and financing, coordinating support from multiple agencies, and serving as a trusted partner to clients. However, there is a need to help countries maintain focus on high-level outcomes that are achieved over the long run, even as they respond to the emergency of the moment. Such focus requires sustained investments in institutions, systems, and capabilities to deliver services to citizens. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), where rapidly changing contexts can impede long-term planning. The WBG views outcome orientation as a continuous focus, in all its public and private development activities, on helping poor and vulnerable people improve their well-being to realize their full potential. Building on IEG’s classification for levels of results, high-level outcomes are sustained improvements in the well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable people—for example, their health, security, mobility, opportunity, livelihood, or standard of living. Achieving high-level outcomes often requires contributions from the public and private sectors. These are primarily drawn from a client country’s own development strategy and are aligned with the SDGs, for example increased private sector investment and jobs, reduced incidence of stunting, or increased incomes for farmers. The track record shows that coordination across the Bank, IFC, and MIGA maximizes the impact of WBG support.


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    Strengthening World Bank Group Outcome Orientation : A Roadmap

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    Operational Policy and Country Services; Completion and Learning Review; Committee for Development Effectiveness; Strategy and Business Outlook; committee on development effectiveness; multilateral investment guarantee agency; Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; project design and implementation; small and medium enterprise; under five mortality rate; multilateral development bank; alternative courses of action; line of sight; results-based management; private sector engagement; standard of living; foreign direct investment; governance and institutions; private sector solution; integrate water resource; international development community; theory of change; consultations with stakeholders; creating new product; conflict and violence; political risk insurance; investments in infrastructure; Finance for Development; sustainable development goals; impact of investments; implementation of operations; conditional cash transfer; health and nutrition; national development plan; Value for Money; review of approach; european investment bank; kreditanstalt fur wiederaufbau; barrier to entry; drilling of well; private sector client; privileges and immunity; social and environmental; Access to Electricity; vulnerable people



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Strengthening World Bank Group Outcome Orientation : A Roadmap (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.