World Bank Country-Level Engagement on Governance and Anticorruption

An Evaluation of the 2007 Strategy and Implementation Plan

For nearly two decades, the World Bank has supported countries in developing accountable and effective states. In 2007, the Bank’s governance and anticorruption (GAC) strategy reaffirmed its commitment to this agenda. Entering its 4th year of implementation, the strategy sought to create an enabling environment for the Bank to pursue the GAC agenda on multiple fronts and thereby increase the number of programs and projects that addressed GAC issues. IEG assessed the relevance and effectiveness of the strategy and its first phase of implementation efforts over fiscal years 2008-10 by focusing on the country operational aspects of the GAC agenda. The evaluation serves as an input to a proposed second phase of the Bank's GAC strategy, which is currently under preparation.