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Cote d'Ivoire - Completion and learning review for the period FY2010-14 : IEG review (English)

The FY10-FY13 CPS and its progress report closely followed a prolonged period of economic difficulties, internal political conflict and institutional deterioration. Consequently, the primary focus of the WBG's strategy was on economic recovery and reconstruction. The strategy was built around four pillars: strengthening governance and institutions, improving the performance of the agricultural sector, private sector development, and renewing infrastructure and basic services. The strategy was well aligned with the country's program and received strong government commitment. While the challenges of the WBG's strategy were many, "Restoration of Peace" was key and a sine qua non for progress. The success achieved in reintegrating ex-combatants and youth at risk in economic activities was a major achievement. Equally, the improvement in the business climate for entrepreneurs was important. At the same time, significant WBG efforts to improve the financial health of the electricity sector had little impact, and progress towards improving basic social services and renewing basic infrastructure was partial. Overall, the outcome rating for the WBG's strategy is moderately satisfactory. The lessons in the completion report emphasize the need for sustained commitment and support from all parties, government and donors. This is true whether the support is for assistance to war-affected communities, public finance reform, and sector or business environment reform. IEG agrees with these lessons but would like to emphasize and to elaborate on the completion report’s final lesson i.e. the need for indicators to be measurable and available throughout the program for effective progress monitoring. Too many indicators may make it difficult to ensure all data is available. If indicators are not quantified it is difficult to make an objective judgment on achievement. Finally, it is important to make certain that the indicators actually measure the achievement of the objective.


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    CAS Completion Report Review

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    Cote d'Ivoire,

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    Africa West,

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    Cote d'Ivoire - Completion and learning review for the period FY2010-14 : IEG review

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Cote d'Ivoire - Completion and learning review for the period FY2010-14 : IEG review (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.