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Women's Empowerment in Rural Community-Driven Development Projects

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This report analyzes gender features of long-standing World Bank rural community-driven development (CDD) projects, their response to women’s specific constraints, and their impacts on women’s economic, political, and social empowerment.This report analyzes gender features of long-standing World Bank rural community-driven development (CDD) projects, their response to women’s specific constraints, and their impacts on women’s economic, political, and social empowerment.

A Framework for Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations

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This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations. The paper outlines the economic and psychosocial theories that have led to an array of frameworks for helping policy makers design behaviorally conscious interventions.This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations. The paper outlines the economic and psychosocial theories that have led to an array of frameworks for helping policy makers design behaviorally conscious interventions.

Introducing a Framework for Evaluating Service Delivery in Sector Evaluations

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This paper serves three purposes. First, it defines service delivery and its key concepts and features as well as provides examples of how the World Bank Group has supported service delivery. The paper does not attempt to describe or track all the initiatives the Bank Group is doing in service delivery. Second, the paper serves a practical purpose within IEG in developing a framework and Show MoreThis paper serves three purposes. First, it defines service delivery and its key concepts and features as well as provides examples of how the World Bank Group has supported service delivery. The paper does not attempt to describe or track all the initiatives the Bank Group is doing in service delivery. Second, the paper serves a practical purpose within IEG in developing a framework and analytical protocol to evaluate service delivery as part of three ongoing sector evaluations in urban transport, water and sanitation, and nutrition. Finally, the paper discusses how to integrate service delivery when designing and implementing other sector evaluations. (IEG Working Paper 2016/No.3)

Program for Results: An Early Stage Assessment of the Process and Effects of a New Lending Instrument

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This evaluation assesses the early experience with the design and implementation of Program for Results (PforR) operations and identifies lessons and recommendations to strengthen this new instrument.This evaluation assesses the early experience with the design and implementation of Program for Results (PforR) operations and identifies lessons and recommendations to strengthen this new instrument.

Public-Private Partnerships in Health

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Access to essential health services is an important aspect of development. Governments from both developed and developing countries are increasingly looking at public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to expand access to higher-quality health services by leveraging capital, managerial capacity, and knowhow from the private sector.Access to essential health services is an important aspect of development. Governments from both developed and developing countries are increasingly looking at public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to expand access to higher-quality health services by leveraging capital, managerial capacity, and knowhow from the private sector.

Industrial Competitiveness and Jobs

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Industry competitiveness can be enhanced through several different approaches including economy wide, industry specific, or a mix of economy wide with industry specific. This evaluation focuses on industry specific support and on four industries - agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and information and communication technology. Industry competitiveness can be enhanced through several different approaches including economy wide, industry specific, or a mix of economy wide with industry specific. This evaluation focuses on industry specific support and on four industries - agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and information and communication technology.

The World Bank Group's Support to Capital Market Development

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The World Bank Group’s contributions towards client countries’ capital market development comes at a strategic juncture when Bank Group commitment to help mobilize long term finance for development has grown increasingly prominent. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess Bank Group support to client countries for development of their capital markets across the full spectrum of associated Show MoreThe World Bank Group’s contributions towards client countries’ capital market development comes at a strategic juncture when Bank Group commitment to help mobilize long term finance for development has grown increasingly prominent. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess Bank Group support to client countries for development of their capital markets across the full spectrum of associated activities.

World Bank Group Engagement in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

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World Bank Group Engagement in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
The prevalence of incidents of violent conflict in middle-income countries (MICs) today has meant that the development community's perception of conflict and violence is no longer primarily associated with low-income countries. This evaluation follows the recent evaluation of World Bank Group activities in low-income countries classified as fragile and conflict-affected (FCS) to focus on Show MoreThe prevalence of incidents of violent conflict in middle-income countries (MICs) today has meant that the development community's perception of conflict and violence is no longer primarily associated with low-income countries. This evaluation follows the recent evaluation of World Bank Group activities in low-income countries classified as fragile and conflict-affected (FCS) to focus on countries that are not classified as FCS and experiencing localized or externally imposed situations of fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV).

Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity?

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Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity?
Access to financial services has long been believed to lift people out of poverty. Although 700 million people have gained access to formal financial services in the past few years, 2 billion remain excluded. Financial inclusion - access by poor families and microenterprises to financial services - has been an objective of the World Bank Group for a long time, reaffirmed in 2013 by President Jim Show MoreAccess to financial services has long been believed to lift people out of poverty. Although 700 million people have gained access to formal financial services in the past few years, 2 billion remain excluded. Financial inclusion - access by poor families and microenterprises to financial services - has been an objective of the World Bank Group for a long time, reaffirmed in 2013 by President Jim Kim's commitment to the Universal Access Goal by 2020.

Joint Evaluation of Budget Support to Uganda (2004-2013)

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This joint evaluation was managed by the European Commission (EC) and IEG. It covers 2004 to 2013, a period when Uganda experienced robust economic growth. The EC and IEG assessed to what extent the General Budget Support and Sector Budget Support in Uganda contributed to expected results and to improved transparency and accountability within government systems. It formulates lessons learned as Show MoreThis joint evaluation was managed by the European Commission (EC) and IEG. It covers 2004 to 2013, a period when Uganda experienced robust economic growth. The EC and IEG assessed to what extent the General Budget Support and Sector Budget Support in Uganda contributed to expected results and to improved transparency and accountability within government systems. It formulates lessons learned as well as some comprehensive, forward-looking recommendations to help stakeholders strengthen the dialogue around a shared agenda and work together toward new forms of cooperation. Four areas are important to define the way forward: (i) focusing on the areas of highest impact and need; (ii) implementing sector-wide approaches; (iii) broadening the mix of support instruments; and (iv) strengthening mutual accountability and dialogue.