Organization
World Bank
Report Year
2015
1st MAR Year
2016
Accepted
Yes
Status
Active
Recommendation

In the country strategy address the mix between indirect poverty interventions (inclusive growth) and direct interventions (social safety nets, access to basic services) with attention to their sequencing to achieve the Bank's twin goals.

Recommenation Adoption
IEG Level of Adoption by Year: mar-rating-popup NNTNTNT Management Adoption by Year: mar-rating-mng-popup NNTNTNT
CComplete
HHigh
SSubstantial
MModerate
NNegligible
NANot Accepted
NRNot Rated
Findings Conclusions

Both growth and basic service delivery with targeted and differentiated interventions are identified as key drivers of poverty reduction. The appropriate balance between 'direct' and 'indirect' poverty interventions for Bank support will depend on country context and capacity

Original Management Response

WB: Partially Agrees. The distinction between what constitutes a direct as opposed to indirect poverty intervention is complex and difficult to operationalize in country strategies. However, the CPF should clearly articulate why the mix of recommended activities is appropriate, given the findings of the SCD.

Action Plans
Action 1
Action 1 Number:
0369-01
Action 1 Title:
Action 7a: Develop joint training with IEG to help operational teams strengthen the links between WB interventions and poverty r
Action 1 Plan:

Action 7a: Develop joint training with IEG to help operational teams strengthen the links between WB interventions and poverty reduction and their distributional impact.
Baseline: No joint training developed, accentuating specifically links between WB interventions and poverty reduction.
Target: Joint IEG/OPCS sessions delivered at each CPF/SCD Academy
Timeline: FY19

Action 2
Action 2 Number:
0369-02
Action 2 Title:
Action 7b: Revise guidance on CPF Results Frameworks, based on OPCS experience and IEGメs upcoming SCD/CPF evaluation.
Action 2 Plan:

Action 7b: Revise guidance on CPF Results Frameworks, based on OPCS experience and IEGメs upcoming SCD/CPF evaluation.
Indicator: Revision and update of the existing guidance.
Baseline: Current guidance includes space to help the teams strengthen the links.
Target: Guidance revised and updated.
Timeline: FY17

Action 3
Action 4
Action 5
Action 6
Action 7
Action 8
2019
IEG Update:
No Updates
Management Update:
No Updates
2018
IEG Update:
No Updates
Management Update:
No Updates
2017
IEG Update:
No Updates
Management Update:
No Updates
2016
IEG Update:

Action 7a. There is no evidence of any new training on helping operational teams to strengthen links between WB interventions and poverty. Moreover, IEG has earlier pointed out, during the preparation of the Action plan, that there is a conflict of interest regarding an IEG role in the fulfilment of this condition.

Action 7b. The Guidance on CPF Results Framework has not been revised yet.

Management Update:

0369-02

Action 7b: Revise guidance on CPF Results Frameworks, based on OPCS experience and IEG's upcoming SCD/CPF evaluation.

A first formal SCD Guidance is being rolled out in Q2FY17. A revised CPF Guidance is planned to be completed by Q1FY18.

0369-01

Action 7a: Develop joint training with IEG to help operational teams strengthen the links between WB interventions and poverty.

A SCD/CPF Academy was conducted in October 2016, in collaboration with IEG, and participants from across the WBG, including field offices. This training focuses - amongst other themes - on how to operationalize the twin goals through the WBG program of interventions in countries. Two additional SCD/CPF Academies are planned for the remainder of the FY17.