The World Bank civil society engagement: review of fiscal years 2007 to 2009 highlights the many tangible benefits this collaboration generates for the Bank's poverty reduction mission and global development efforts where civil society brings its unique experience and expertise to bear. This report also highlights the increasing number of examples of civil society involvement in Bank operations across the institution. Civil society organizations (CSOs) benefited as recipients from such grant funds as the civil society fund, development marketplace, and extractive industries transparency fund. CSOs were also involved in different ways in the design and preparation of 792 of the 1,059 projects funded over the last three years. The report highlights many vivid examples of Bank government-CSO collaboration at the country level, such as the close cooperation on post tsunami reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia, and the rural poverty project in Northeast Brazil. Relations with specific constituencies, such as foundations, trade unions, faith-based organizations, youth groups, people with disabilities, and parliamentarians intensified during the last three years. Over the coming years to further strengthen collaborative efforts with CSOs in order to more effectively meet global development challenges and help improve development outcomes at the country level.
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World Bank civil society engagement : review of fiscal years 2007 to 2009 : Executive summary (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/492401468170692440/Executive-summary