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Population and the World Bank: Implications from Eight Case Studies

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This work examines experience with the different approaches the Bank has used for population activities in various country circumstances. A shift in emphasis is suggested to make the Bank's future population activities more effective.This work examines experience with the different approaches the Bank has used for population activities in various country circumstances. A shift in emphasis is suggested to make the Bank's future population activities more effective.

The World Bank Support for Flood Control in Bangladesh

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Producing and Marketing Horticultural Exports: Bank Lending in Mediterranean Countries

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Agricultural Extension and Research in India

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The Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Pakistan: Is it Succeeding? Is it Replicable?

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1989 Annual Review of Evaluation Results

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Structural Adjustment in Jamaica, 1981-85

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Trade Policy Adjustment in Indonesia

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Free-Standing Technical Assistance for Institutional Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Bangladesh - Review of the Experience with Policy Reforms in the 1980s

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This report outlines the genesis and evolution of policy-based lending in Bangladesh, the critical issues in the late 1970s, and early government initiatives. It provides an assessment of the objectives, strategy, policy instruments, and design of the programs enacted. The implementation and outcome of the policy reforms initiated in agriculture, industry and trade, the financial sector, and in Show MoreThis report outlines the genesis and evolution of policy-based lending in Bangladesh, the critical issues in the late 1970s, and early government initiatives. It provides an assessment of the objectives, strategy, policy instruments, and design of the programs enacted. The implementation and outcome of the policy reforms initiated in agriculture, industry and trade, the financial sector, and in capital budget planning and management are also detailed. The report focuses on experience with the disbursement and utilization of International Development Association funds, including the effectiveness of conditionality and tranching. It draws on the lessons of experience and suggests possibilities for strengthening aspects of the Bank's decisionmaking process and approach to macroeconomic and sectoral issues. Finally, the executive summary provides an overview of the effectiveness and outcome of the policy reforms enacted. It assesses the sustainability of the adjustment effort, a core of outstanding issues requiring government attention, and presents the main lessons and recommendations.