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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).

Behind the Mirror: A Report on the Self-Evaluation Systems of the World Bank Group

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Behind the Mirror: A Report on the Self-Evaluation Systems of the World Bank Group
(also known as the ROSES Report) The World Bank Group began using self-evaluation to measure the outcomes of its investments 40 years ago. The systems cover most operational activities. This evaluation seeks to assess how well the Bank Group’s self-evaluation systems serve their expected purposes. (also known as the ROSES Report) The World Bank Group began using self-evaluation to measure the outcomes of its investments 40 years ago. The systems cover most operational activities. This evaluation seeks to assess how well the Bank Group’s self-evaluation systems serve their expected purposes.

Cluster Country Program Evaluation: Regional Program Evaluation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Volume 1)

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The six independent members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)—Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines—face major development challenges and vulnerabilities. Their small size entails diseconomies of small scale in infrastructure, institutions, and markets. They are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, Show MoreThe six independent members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)—Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines—face major development challenges and vulnerabilities. Their small size entails diseconomies of small scale in infrastructure, institutions, and markets. They are highly vulnerable to natural disasters, especially hurricanes, and to climate change. Their open but undiversified economies expose them to shocks. Tourism, now the dominant activity, faces eroding competitiveness and a loss of market share. A vicious circle has prevailed of low growth, high debt levels from weak public finances, and frequent shocks.

External Review of the Independent Evaluation Group

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The Committee on Development Effectiveness of the World Bank Group commissioned an independent panel to conduct an external review of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). The Committee on Development Effectiveness of the World Bank Group commissioned an independent panel to conduct an external review of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG).

Learning and Results in World Bank Operations: Toward a New Learning Strategy

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This report is the second in a program of evaluations that the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. Learning and knowledge are treated as parts of a whole and are presumed to be mutually reinforcing. The evaluation program addresses the following overarching questions: How well has the World Bank learned in its lending Show MoreThis report is the second in a program of evaluations that the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. Learning and knowledge are treated as parts of a whole and are presumed to be mutually reinforcing. The evaluation program addresses the following overarching questions: How well has the World Bank learned in its lending operations? What is the scope for improving how it generates, accesses, and uses learning and knowledge in these operations? Unlike the first, this report contains recommendations for the Bank and draws on all the evidence accumulated thus far. Therefore, whenever data presented in Evaluation 1 shed light on, or substantiate, findings from Evaluation 2, the Evaluation 1 data are reprised. The new evidence gathered by Evaluation 2 includes findings from seven country case studies and interviews with Bank staff about their early experience of working within the Bank's new Global Practices structure, which became operational on July 1, 2014. The Bank's reorganization is still being embedded and drawing conclusions about it would be premature. Instead evidence from the recent past is used in a forward-looking manner and considered alongside that from the pre-organization period. The aim is to assess the pre-FY15 evidence in light of the new structure and roles, and to ask how long-term trends are likely to be modified as reforms evolve.

Learning and Results in World Bank Operations: Toward a New Learning Strategy

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This report is the second in a program of evaluations that the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. Learning and knowledge are treated as parts of a whole and are presumed to be mutually reinforcing. This report is the second in a program of evaluations that the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is conducting on the learning that takes place through World Bank projects. Learning and knowledge are treated as parts of a whole and are presumed to be mutually reinforcing.

The Poverty Focus of Country Programs

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The World Bank Group in 2013 made the elimination of extreme poverty by 2030 a central institutional focus and purpose. This evaluation examines how, and how well, the Bank Group has focused its support on poverty reduction over in the past decade, and what lessons to draw from this moving forward. The lessons aim to strengthen the Bank’s country diagnostics, improve the design of country Show More The World Bank Group in 2013 made the elimination of extreme poverty by 2030 a central institutional focus and purpose. This evaluation examines how, and how well, the Bank Group has focused its support on poverty reduction over in the past decade, and what lessons to draw from this moving forward. The lessons aim to strengthen the Bank’s country diagnostics, improve the design of country strategies, and build greater learning opportunities from program experience. 

The Poverty Focus of Country Programs: Lessons from World Bank Experience

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The World Bank Group in 2013 made the elimination of extreme poverty by 2030 a central institutional focus and purpose. This evaluation examines how, and how well, the Bank Group has focused its support on poverty reduction over in the past decade, and what lessons to draw from this moving forward. The lessons aim to strengthen the Bank's country diagnostics, improve the design of country Show MoreThe World Bank Group in 2013 made the elimination of extreme poverty by 2030 a central institutional focus and purpose. This evaluation examines how, and how well, the Bank Group has focused its support on poverty reduction over in the past decade, and what lessons to draw from this moving forward. The lessons aim to strengthen the Bank's country diagnostics, improve the design of country strategies, and build greater learning opportunities from program experience. Using country case studies, surveys, focus group meetings, systematic reviews of Bank products, and other instruments, the evaluation examines the consistency of poverty focus in each of four links in a causal chain: data, diagnostics, strategy formulation, and strategy implementation through lending and nonlending instruments. It reviews the adequacy of the information base and usefulness of the analytical underpinnings that support country strategy formulation and implementation. It also evaluates the consistency of the poverty focus throughout the evaluation chain and the strength and weakness of feedback loops.

Investment Climate Reforms

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The World Bank Group has been providing extensive support to investment climate reforms--having supported over the period FY07-13, 819 projects with investment climate interventions in 119 countries for a total estimated value of $3.7 billion. This evaluation is designed to assess the relevance, effectiveness, and social value as it relates to concerns for inclusion and shared prosperity of World Show MoreThe World Bank Group has been providing extensive support to investment climate reforms--having supported over the period FY07-13, 819 projects with investment climate interventions in 119 countries for a total estimated value of $3.7 billion. This evaluation is designed to assess the relevance, effectiveness, and social value as it relates to concerns for inclusion and shared prosperity of World Bank Group support to investment climate reforms. This evaluation finds that the World Bank Group has supported a comprehensive menu of investment climate reforms. These reforms were generally supported in the right countries and generally addressed the right areas of the regulatory environment. In providing its support, the Bank Group relies on a variety of investment climate diagnostic tools, but their coverage is incomplete.

World Bank Group Support to Public-Private Partnerships

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have seen a rise in the last two decades and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing about 15-20 percent of total infrastructure investment. Nonetheless, most developing countries--and the World Bank Group itself in its latest strategy A Stronger, Connected Solutions World Bank Group--continue to see significant potential and need for Show MorePublic-private partnerships (PPPs) have seen a rise in the last two decades and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing about 15-20 percent of total infrastructure investment. Nonetheless, most developing countries--and the World Bank Group itself in its latest strategy A Stronger, Connected Solutions World Bank Group--continue to see significant potential and need for expanded use of PPPs to help overcome inadequate infrastructure, which constrains economic growth.