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Peru CLR Review FY12-16

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Peru is a Middle-Income Country (MIC) with a GNI per capita of US$6,130 in 2015. During the review period, the country’s average GDP growth was 4.4 percent, compared to 1.5 percent in the LAC region. Peru has been successful in reducing poverty. For example, national poverty declined from 59 percent in 2004 to 22 percent in 2015. Inequality also declined per the Gini index from 52.1 in 2004 to 44 Show MorePeru is a Middle-Income Country (MIC) with a GNI per capita of US$6,130 in 2015. During the review period, the country’s average GDP growth was 4.4 percent, compared to 1.5 percent in the LAC region. Peru has been successful in reducing poverty. For example, national poverty declined from 59 percent in 2004 to 22 percent in 2015. Inequality also declined per the Gini index from 52.1 in 2004 to 44.4 in 2015. However, there are governance challenges at the subnational level due to the unfinished decentralization agenda. ed on overcoming social gaps and enhancing productivity, while maintaining a sound macro framework. The World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which covered the period FY12-16, was prepared within this context. The CPS had four strategic objectives (or focus areas): (i) increased access and quality of social services for the poor; (ii) connecting the poor to services and markets; (iii) sustainable growth and productivity; and (iv) improved public sector performance for greater inclusion. The WBG supported these areas using a wide-range of instruments, including investment operations, policy lending, and analytical work and advisory services. The CPS’s four strategic objectives reflected the Government’s development goals. At mid-term of the CPS, the government shifted its priorities towards productivity and competitiveness.

IEG Insights - Recent Evaluations

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Ukraine - Development of State Statistics System for Monitoring Social and Economic Transformation (devstat) Project (PPAR)

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This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses the Development of State Statistics System for Monitoring Social and Economic Transformation (DEVSTAT) project in Ukraine. This project was one of two pilot projects (along with Burkina Faso) supported under the Statistics Capacity Building Program (STATCAP). DEVSTAT was approved by the World Bank on March 25, 2004. The original closing Show MoreThis Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses the Development of State Statistics System for Monitoring Social and Economic Transformation (DEVSTAT) project in Ukraine. This project was one of two pilot projects (along with Burkina Faso) supported under the Statistics Capacity Building Program (STATCAP). DEVSTAT was approved by the World Bank on March 25, 2004. The original closing date of the project, December 31, 2009, was extended three times due to delays in the ratification of the loan agreement, delays in the procurement of advanced information communication technology, and to allow for the national rollout of the integrated statistical data processing system (ISDPS). The project closed on December 31, 2013. Total project cost was estimated to be $37.94 million, of which $32 million would be financed by the World Bank and $5.94 million by borrower contributions. Additional Financing of $10 million was granted in December 2012, at which time the statement of objectives was formally revised. The revised objective aligned the statements of objectives in the loan agreement and the project appraisal document. Actual total cost at project closure was $45.19 million, financed by a loan of $42 million from the World Bank and a contribution of $3.19 million from the borrower. The objective of this project was “to build a sustainable state statistical system, which would efficiently and effectively collect, process, and disseminate accurate, timely, coherent, and trustworthy statistical data concerning the economy and social conditions of the borrower required by the government, business, and society to make informed decisions, and encompassing a comprehensive reform of the State Statistical System of Ukraine, primarily through the modernization of the State Statistical Committee.”

Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Second Education Development Project (PPAR)

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This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses a primary education project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Second Education Development Project, commonly known as EDP2. This program was financed by the World Bank and the government of Australia. The project was approved in April 2004, and closed in August 2013. The World Bank’s total contribution was $28.2 million. This Show MoreThis Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses a primary education project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Second Education Development Project, commonly known as EDP2. This program was financed by the World Bank and the government of Australia. The project was approved in April 2004, and closed in August 2013. The World Bank’s total contribution was $28.2 million. This report was prepared by Erik Bloom, Senior Economist, IEG and Inthansone Phetsering, consultant. The findings are based on an extensive review of the literature, project reports, and a field visit, December 4–18, 2016. This mission included a field visit to Oudamxay province. The mission talked to current and retired staff involved in the project’s implementation in the Ministry of Education and Sports and with staff from the World Bank and the government of Australia. The mission also met with education officials at the province and district levels in Oudamxay province. The mission also visited five remote schools in two districts. As much as possible, the PPAR cites publically available documents, and when appropriate, it refers to interviews and internal documents. The project’s credit agreement states the project’s development objective as: To assist the Borrower to achieve universal completion of primary education by implementing the education policies and reform actions set forth in its Letter of Education Policy, including increasing access to, and the completion of, primary school in the project provinces, improving the quality of access to, and the completion of, primary school in the project provinces, improving the quality of education, and building the policy development and management capacity of its Ministry of Education.

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) 2016

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This year’s Results and Performance of the World Bank Group review report addresses the theme of managing for development results (M4R).This year’s Results and Performance of the World Bank Group review report addresses the theme of managing for development results (M4R).

World Bank Group Country Engagement: An Early-Stage Assessment of the Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership Framework

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World Bank Group Country Engagement: An Early-Stage Assessment of the Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership
This evaluation, undertaken at the request of the Board of Executive Directors, provides an early look at how the SCD/CPF process is working, and identifies ways to strengthen the new country engagement model as it continues to unfold.This evaluation, undertaken at the request of the Board of Executive Directors, provides an early look at how the SCD/CPF process is working, and identifies ways to strengthen the new country engagement model as it continues to unfold.

Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations

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The topic of resilience has gained prominence on the development agenda. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals relate to resilience.1 In the World Bank’s new strategy adopted in October 2013—achieving the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner—resilience is at the heart of the three-pronged view of sustainability: fiscal, social, and Show MoreThe topic of resilience has gained prominence on the development agenda. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals relate to resilience.1 In the World Bank’s new strategy adopted in October 2013—achieving the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner—resilience is at the heart of the three-pronged view of sustainability: fiscal, social, and environmental sustainability. This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.

Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations

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Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations
This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.

Mozambique CLR Review FY12-15

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Mozambique is a low income country with a GNI per capita of $1,120 in 2014. The country experienced rapid growth over the last 25 years, but high poverty rates persist, particularly in the rural areas. Data from the National Statistics Institute show that the poverty headcount ratio fell from 70 to 46 percent between 1996 and 2014. The country’s reliance on capital intensive investments led to Show MoreMozambique is a low income country with a GNI per capita of $1,120 in 2014. The country experienced rapid growth over the last 25 years, but high poverty rates persist, particularly in the rural areas. Data from the National Statistics Institute show that the poverty headcount ratio fell from 70 to 46 percent between 1996 and 2014. The country’s reliance on capital intensive investments led to rapid economic growth but generated relatively few jobs and their ties to the rest of the economy are limited. Unemployment rate remained at 22.6 percent in 2012-2014. The country ranks low in Human Development Index: 180 out of 188 countries. Natural hazards hit the country frequently and hard, and are likely to worsen with climate change. The government’s Action Plan to Reduce Poverty for 2011-2014 (Plano de Acção de Redução de Pobreza -PARP) sought to confront these problems and the WBG’s Country partnership Strategy (CPS) addressed some of these challenges under the pillars of competitiveness and employment (Focus Area I), vulnerability and resilience (Focus Area II), and a foundation pillar, governance and public sector capacity (Focus Area III). In April 2016, the government acknowledged to the IMF that it had borrowed an amount in excess of $1 billion in commercial terms during 2012-2015. The disclosure weakened investors’ confidence in the country’s macroeconomic stability, and contributed to further depreciating the metical. These two factors combined raised the country’s debt to GDP ratio from 60 percent in 2014 to 120 percent in 2016.

Engaging Citizens for Better Development Results: An IEG Evaluation of World Bank Group Citizen Engagement (Approach Paper)

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This proposed evaluation aims to inform the Board and Management of the World Bank Group on the effectiveness of World Bank Group citizen engagement (CE) activities to support development processes and outcomes. This is the first IEG evaluation that systematically reviews the World Bank Group CE efforts (including IFC and MIGA). CE is the umbrella term adopted by the World Bank Group to denote a Show MoreThis proposed evaluation aims to inform the Board and Management of the World Bank Group on the effectiveness of World Bank Group citizen engagement (CE) activities to support development processes and outcomes. This is the first IEG evaluation that systematically reviews the World Bank Group CE efforts (including IFC and MIGA). CE is the umbrella term adopted by the World Bank Group to denote a multitude of different interactions with a variety of stakeholders—such as government, private sector, and development institutions, including the World Bank Group—at different points in the project or program cycle that give citizens a stake in decision making with the objective of improving development outcomes. It is a two-way relationship that implies the existence of a tangible response to citizens’ feedback.