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Creating Jobs in the Rural Non-Farm Economy

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Creating Jobs in the Rural Non Farm Economy
Global Stakeholder Forum to explore solutions for creating employment opportunities and improving livelihoods in the rural non-farm economy. Leading experts will share insights from across the globe to foster discussion around rural job creation in Ethiopia. Global Stakeholder Forum to explore solutions for creating employment opportunities and improving livelihoods in the rural non-farm economy. Leading experts will share insights from across the globe to foster discussion around rural job creation in Ethiopia.

Doing More While Doing Better

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Doing More While Doing Better
Watch IEG launch its annual flagship report on the results and performance of the World Bank Group.Watch IEG launch its annual flagship report on the results and performance of the World Bank Group.

How do World Bank Group Staff Understand the Shared Prosperity Goal?

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How do World Bank Group Staff Understand the Shared Prosperity Goal
What IEG discovered when we canvassed World Bank Group staff understanding and attitudes towards the twin goals.What IEG discovered when we canvassed World Bank Group staff understanding and attitudes towards the twin goals.

Are World Bank Group Projects Getting Results?

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Are World Bank Group Projects Getting Results
Have projects delivered measurable results for their clients – and are the World Bank Group’s constituent institutions meeting their corporate targets?Have projects delivered measurable results for their clients – and are the World Bank Group’s constituent institutions meeting their corporate targets?

Reforming Financial Management Information Systems: Insights from World Bank Project Evaluations

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Reforming Financial Management Information Systems
The authors of a recent World Bank working paper share insights from evaluating the World Bank’s role in reforming financial management information systems in client countries. The authors of a recent World Bank working paper share insights from evaluating the World Bank’s role in reforming financial management information systems in client countries.

Transport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

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Transport and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
The seminar, hosted jointly by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group, will provide a platform to explore potential strategies and approaches for achieving sustainable transport development, drawing on recent evaluative insights from their respective evaluation units.The seminar, hosted jointly by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group, will provide a platform to explore potential strategies and approaches for achieving sustainable transport development, drawing on recent evaluative insights from their respective evaluation units.

Maximizing the Impact of Development Policy Financing in IDA Countries: A Stocktaking of Success Factors and Risks - An IEG Meso Evaluation

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Development policy financing (DPF) has evolved from supporting structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and 1990s to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the 2000s. It has been considered by multilateral and bilateral donors as one of the instruments that would best enable the realization of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. However, the use of Show MoreDevelopment policy financing (DPF) has evolved from supporting structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and 1990s to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the 2000s. It has been considered by multilateral and bilateral donors as one of the instruments that would best enable the realization of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. However, the use of budget support as a preferred aid modality has been diminishing, especially among European member states. This evaluation is expected to inform decisions on the use of Development Policy Financing (DPF) in IDA countries by providing evaluative insights into drivers of success and risks. This is pertinent in the context of the record replenishment for IDA18 in the face of a declining share of DPF in IDA commitments during the last three IDA cycles. In this context, it is worthwhile to examine the factors that have driven DPF success in the past so as to inform decisions on the role of this development financing instrument in IDA countries going forward.

Poland CLR Review FY14-17

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Poland is a high-income country (HIC) with a GNI per capita of $12,680 in 2016. Poland’s annual economic growth accelerated to 3.3 percent during the CPS period (2014-2016) from 2.9 percent over the previous four years, 2010-13. The consistency of the country’s macro and structural policies has been the key driver behind the economy’s growth and helped its transition to HIC status in less than 15 Show MorePoland is a high-income country (HIC) with a GNI per capita of $12,680 in 2016. Poland’s annual economic growth accelerated to 3.3 percent during the CPS period (2014-2016) from 2.9 percent over the previous four years, 2010-13. The consistency of the country’s macro and structural policies has been the key driver behind the economy’s growth and helped its transition to HIC status in less than 15 years. Poland’s economic growth has been inclusive in the past decade, as evidenced by growing employment and earnings for all income groups, which led to a substantial reduction in poverty and stronger-than-average growth of the bottom 40 percent of the distribution. Between 2005 and 2014, Poland’s Gini coefficient fell from 0.351 to 0.343. The poverty rate measured at $5.00/day 2005 PPP stood at 4.4 percent in 2015. Poland’s strong economic growth is expected to continue in the near term; however, the longer- term prospects could be subdued by demographic and structural challenges – including a rapidly aging population, slowdown in total factor productivity, infrastructure gaps, low domestic private investment and regional disparities -- if left unaddressed.

Are We Missing Something in the Accountability Architecture?

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Are We Missing Something in the Accountability Architecture?
As domestic public resources and international private flows increase relative to ODA, how can we gauge the effectiveness of these new resources, and their related policies and programs, in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?As domestic public resources and international private flows increase relative to ODA, how can we gauge the effectiveness of these new resources, and their related policies and programs, in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Engaging Clients for Increased Development Impact: What has IFC Learned

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Engaging Clients for Increased Development Impact: What has IFC Learned
Join this panel of experts as they discuss how to build on lessons learned after a decade of implementing IFC’s client engagement approach, especially in the context of IFC’s current focus on creating markets and maximizing finance for development. Join this panel of experts as they discuss how to build on lessons learned after a decade of implementing IFC’s client engagement approach, especially in the context of IFC’s current focus on creating markets and maximizing finance for development.