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Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Second Economic Assistance Grant Project (English)

Project outcone is assessed as satisfactory and the overall sustainability of the reforms supported by the grants appears likely. Overall World Bank performance was satisfactory. Overall Borrower performance of the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) is judged satisfactory. Nevertheless, there are some issues regarding implementation of policy commitments under this projct. In particular, there is still some uncertainty about the implementation of agreements on abolishing the tariff and on staffing reductions in the health sector. This has represented some reconsiderations of priorities in response to evolving circumstances, some lack of cordination across pillars in the UNMIK administration and some equivocation on policy goals and ovjectives. These isues regarding project implmentation have required the Bank to maintain a close and constant dialgue with INMIK and to monitor performance quite closely. Some other lessons gleaned from this experience are: The Bank can play an important role in providing budget support in post-conflict situations. Ownership by the authorities and selectivity in conditionality have been important in the success of the operations. The technical details of the operation need to be negotiated carefully when the authority is segmented. Frequent, close, and intensive consultation with donors, ad the dovetailing of the Bank's work and that of the principal donors was critical. Informal bilateral contacts were important tools.


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    Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Second Economic Assistance Grant Project

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Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Second Economic Assistance Grant Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.