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eGhana Project (PPAR)

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This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) reviews the World Bank’s eGhana Project, which was approved on August 1, 2006 at an original cost of XDR 26.90 million (US$40.0 million) from International Development Association (IDA) resources. The eGhana project responded to the Government’s request for support in implementing its agenda for Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-led Show MoreThis Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) reviews the World Bank’s eGhana Project, which was approved on August 1, 2006 at an original cost of XDR 26.90 million (US$40.0 million) from International Development Association (IDA) resources. The eGhana project responded to the Government’s request for support in implementing its agenda for Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-led growth. This project was based on sound analytical work and the Bank’s experience in Ghana and elsewhere (including the ICT development project in Sri Lanka). The project development objective was to assist the Government of Ghana to generate growth and employment by leveraging ICT and public-private partnerships to: i) develop the IT Enabled Services (ITES) industry, and ii) contribute to improved efficiency and transparency of selected government functions through e-government applications.

Senegal: A Decade of World Bank Support to Senegal’s Nutrition Program

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This report assesses the performance of three projects: (1) the Nutrition Enhancement Program, (2) the Nutrition Enhancement Project in Support of the Second Phase of the Nutrition Enhancement Program, and (3) the Rapid Response Child-Focused Social Cash Transfer and Nutrition Security Project. At the start of the new millennium, malnutrition in Senegal was of great concern. Malnutrition Show MoreThis report assesses the performance of three projects: (1) the Nutrition Enhancement Program, (2) the Nutrition Enhancement Project in Support of the Second Phase of the Nutrition Enhancement Program, and (3) the Rapid Response Child-Focused Social Cash Transfer and Nutrition Security Project. At the start of the new millennium, malnutrition in Senegal was of great concern. Malnutrition contributes to child and maternal mortality and morbidity, undermines children’s prospects of reaching their physical and intellectual potential, and undercuts income-earning potential for households and overall productivity and economic development. Its two principal causes are inadequate food intake and illness. Underlying factors are poverty; inadequate access to quality food; inadequate knowledge and behaviors favoring the health of mothers and children; and inadequate services, especially health, clean water, and sanitation. In 2001, the government of Senegal issued a new nutrition policy, supporting a 10-year goal to improve nutrition through a community-based, multisectoral approach. The policy was translated into the 10-year Nutrition Enhancement Program (NEP), financed by the government of Senegal, the World Bank, and eventually others. The government of Senegal also created the Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition (Agency in Charge of the Fight against Malnutrition; CLM), attached to the prime minister’s office, responsible for policy oversight and evaluation.

Colombia: Public and Private Paths to Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation in Colombia (1999-2011) (Project Performance Assessment Report)

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Water supply and sanitation in Colombia have improved in recent decades. Between 1990 and 2010, access to improved sanitation increased from 67 percent to 82 percent, and access to improved water sources increased from 89 percent to 94 percent (WHO/UNICEF 2010), but coverage in rural areas still lags behind. The three projects covered by this assessment—the Cartagena Water Supply, Sewerage, Show MoreWater supply and sanitation in Colombia have improved in recent decades. Between 1990 and 2010, access to improved sanitation increased from 67 percent to 82 percent, and access to improved water sources increased from 89 percent to 94 percent (WHO/UNICEF 2010), but coverage in rural areas still lags behind. The three projects covered by this assessment—the Cartagena Water Supply, Sewerage, and Environmental Management Project (the Cartagena Project); the Water Sector Reform Assistance Project (WSRAP); and the Water and Sanitation Sector Support Project (WSSSP)—are among the second generation of water supply and sanitation (WSS) projects that benefited from the lessons learned in the 1990s from Bank-supported WSS projects in Colombia. The overall project outcome, based on relevance, efficacy, and efficiency, is rated satisfactory. Relevance of the objectives and design are both rated substantial. Achievement of two objectives was rated high, and one was rated substantial, since all objectives were achieved or surpassed. Efficiency is rated substantial, and risks to development outcome are rated negligible, since ACUACAR had proven to be an efficient and sustainable mixed-enterprise (public-private) model that survived numerous shifts in political administrations. Both Bank and borrower performances are rated satisfactory.

Zambia: Water Sector Performance Improvement Project

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This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses the development effectiveness of the Water Sector Performance Improvement Project (WSPIP) in Zambia. The project’s original objectives were: (i) the improvement of access to, and sustainability of, the water supply and sanitation services for consumers in Lusaka; and (ii) development of a comprehensive institutional structure Show MoreThis Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses the development effectiveness of the Water Sector Performance Improvement Project (WSPIP) in Zambia. The project’s original objectives were: (i) the improvement of access to, and sustainability of, the water supply and sanitation services for consumers in Lusaka; and (ii) development of a comprehensive institutional structure supporting a coordinated approach to water supply and sanitation investments. In 2009, Additional Financing was approved, and the objectives were revised to (i) improve the technical efficiency and financial sustainability of Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company and improve access to water supply and sanitation services for urban consumers in Lusaka, Kafue, Chongwe, and Luangwa districts, and (ii) strengthen the effectiveness of national water supply and sanitation planning.

Solomon Islands: Rural Development Program (PPAR)

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The Solomon Islands Rural Development Program (Phase I) was the Bank’s first major intervention in Solomon Islands following the Tensions of 1998-2003. The project envisaged making the government more visible in rural areas of the archipelago and sought to re-energize commercial activity and opportunities for agricultural producers. The project’s objective was to take a community driven Show MoreThe Solomon Islands Rural Development Program (Phase I) was the Bank’s first major intervention in Solomon Islands following the Tensions of 1998-2003. The project envisaged making the government more visible in rural areas of the archipelago and sought to re-energize commercial activity and opportunities for agricultural producers. The project’s objective was to take a community driven development (CDD) approach to supporting rural infrastructure and to put in place the necessary structures for CDD to be a useful mechanism for future development.

Kenya: Development of the National Statistical System Project (PPAR)

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This project was initiated in September 2003 at the request of the government of Kenya. The government had prepared the Strategic Implementation Master Plan in data development to counteract a progressive decline of statistical institutions and capacity in the preceding two decades. At the time, a growing international consensus was emerging on the need for global action to promote better Show MoreThis project was initiated in September 2003 at the request of the government of Kenya. The government had prepared the Strategic Implementation Master Plan in data development to counteract a progressive decline of statistical institutions and capacity in the preceding two decades. At the time, a growing international consensus was emerging on the need for global action to promote better statistics among developing countries. The World Bank agreed to provide the support, but the support was delayed for several years due to external events. In March 2007, an International Development Association credit of US$20.5 million was approved for the Development of the National Statistics System Project (also known as the Statistical Capacity Building Program [STATCAP]). It closed in September 2012.

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.

Reliable and Affordable Off-Grid Electricity Services for the Poor: Lessons from World Bank Group Experience

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off-grid electricity access ieg learning product
This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.