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Comprehensive development framework : report on country experience - CDF proposal questions and answers (English)

The proposal for a Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF) was introduced by World Bank President Wolfensohn in January, 1999. Building on the lessons of development experience, the CDF is a holistic approach to development that balances macroeconomic with structural, human, and physical development needs. The Country Development Partnership (CDP) proposal stated that results from implementing the CDF in countries that embraced the idea would be assessed in 12-18 months time. Accordingly, this report examines the experience since the first pilots began to be monitored, and draws out salient implications for the Bank and other actors in the development community. As the CDF itself recognizes, however, the key to better development results lies in the processes that are put in place, so an early assessment of progress with the CDF must be vitally concerned with changes in processes. This report therefore seeks to judge whether the actions that have been taken are consistent with CDF principles, and to weigh the quality of the processes set in motion, and, therefore, the extent to which the CDF may be making a difference.


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Comprehensive development framework : report on country experience - CDF proposal questions and answers (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.