Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012

The Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) is IEG’s annual flagship report, which synthesizes evidence and findings of recent evaluations about the effectiveness of World Bank Group work in addressing current and emerging development challenges. 

The 1990s and early 2000s saw considerable progress in poverty reduction in developing countries. Today, the Bank Group faces the challenge of helping its client countries sustain such gains in the face of weaker, more uncertain global growth; disparities in development progress; and the increasingly transnational and cross-cutting character of development solutions. 

This 2012 RAP report draws attention to achievements, including the Bank’s large-scale response to the 2008–09 global economic crisis, relative stability in IFC’s investment performance despite a challenging operational environment, and MIGA's reduced concentration of guarantees in the financial sector.