The Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) report is IEG's annual review of the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group (WBG), which includes IBRD/IDA, IFC, and MIGA. The report synthesizes existing evidence from IEG evaluations, validations, and other products, complemented by relevant information from other sources (e.g., WBG corporate documents).

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) 2017 Focus Areas

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Chapter 1:
Addressing Environmental Sustainability

The share of World Bank project components and IFC projects with potential environmental benefits increased by 4 percentage points over the past decade. For the World Bank, most of the increase has been for climate change mitigation and adaptation, for which there have been specific targets and mandates. However, support has declined in some areas such as biodiversity conservation and water resource management.

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Chapter 2:
WBG Operations Performance

The World Bank exceeded its corporate target for project outcome ratings by volume, but not by number of projects. IFC Investments and Advisory Services projects’ outcome ratings declined. MIGA projects’ development outcome ratings remained the same. Many of the factors of performance for the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA are fully within each institution’s control. 

 

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Chapter 3:
Management Action Record

Analysis of recommendations in IEG’s 2017 MAR review finds that Management Action Plans are not always aligned with the intent of IEG's recommendations. This finding applies also to this RAP’s special topic, environmental sustainability. Consequently, the risk exists that IEG recommendations remain underaddressed even when Management Action Plans are fully implemented.

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IEG Notes on Regional and Practice Group Results and Performance

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Regional Results and Performance

Summaries of IEG findings relevant to each World Bank Group Region were provided to the World Bank Group's Board in advance of the annual regional updates to the Board. Access is provided here to those summaries and to dashboards that highlight regional data.

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Practice Group Results and Performance

Summaries of IEG findings relevant to each World Bank Practice Group were provided to the World Bank Group's Board in advance of the annual practice group updates to the Board. Access is provided here to those summaries and to dashboards that highlight World Bank Practice Group data.

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