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Mali : rural community development project

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This is a project performance review of the Rural Community Development Project (PACR) financed by the International Development Association (IDA) and implemented between 2005 and 2014 across four regions of Mali. Original financing was anticipated to be US$64 million including a US$60 million IDA credit and US$4 million borrower contribution. Actual costs were US$71.2 million because of two Show MoreThis is a project performance review of the Rural Community Development Project (PACR) financed by the International Development Association (IDA) and implemented between 2005 and 2014 across four regions of Mali. Original financing was anticipated to be US$64 million including a US$60 million IDA credit and US$4 million borrower contribution. Actual costs were US$71.2 million because of two additional financings. The project sought to improve the living conditions of rural communities by providing access to basic socioeconomic services and a sustainable increase in income, while promoting improved natural resource management practices. Designed at a time when Mali had just begun to operationalize its decentralization policy, by putting national and local structures in place, the project represents the World Bank’s first large-scale investment in support of this aim. This assessment was based on a review of World Bank project documentation, supplemented by several sources of primary and secondary data collected during a field mission to Mali conducted between May 8 and May 30, 2017. Secondary data collected included the original Management Information System, 2009 census data, and fiscal transfers between the National Agency for Communal and Territorial Investments (ANICT) and all project (and nonproject communes). The data for the period 2001 to 2010 was obtained from Grinnell College, and for the period 2011, 2012–17, from ANICT (there were no transfers in 2012 because of the coup d’état that occurred that year). Primary data collection gathered the perceptions of the affected commune councils and mayors, service users and service providers, and the cooperatives that received grants for private productive assets. Specifically, the assessment conducted 12 commune council group interviews and 36 cooperative group interviews. In addition, the assessment collected data on distance and population to test the project’s service delivery metrics and targets. The project assessment will provide inputs into the Independent Evaluation Group’s (IEG’s) Fiscal Decentralization and Subnational Finance and Citizen Engagement Macroevaluations.

Harnessing the Power of the Private Sector In Support of Sustainable Development

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This Annual Meetings event will explore emerging opportunities and trends for tapping private capital to advance the 2030 agenda.This Annual Meetings event will explore emerging opportunities and trends for tapping private capital to advance the 2030 agenda.

Getting to the Sustainable Development Goals- How can we Harness the Private Sector?

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Getting to the Sustainable Development Goals- How can we Harness the Private Sector?
What role should multilateral development institutions like the World Bank Group play in boosting private sector investment in the SDGs, and what can countries do differently to become more attractive investment destinations?What role should multilateral development institutions like the World Bank Group play in boosting private sector investment in the SDGs, and what can countries do differently to become more attractive investment destinations?

PPAR Improving Basic Health : The World Bank’s Experience in the Philippines

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This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses two World Bank health projects in the Philippines: the National Sector Support for Health Reform Project and the Second Women’s Health and Safe Motherhood Project. The National Sector Support Project was approved in June 2006 and closed in March 2012, nine months after the original date of June 2011. The Second Women’s Health Project was Show MoreThis Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) assesses two World Bank health projects in the Philippines: the National Sector Support for Health Reform Project and the Second Women’s Health and Safe Motherhood Project. The National Sector Support Project was approved in June 2006 and closed in March 2012, nine months after the original date of June 2011. The Second Women’s Health Project was approved in April 2005 and closed in June 2013, 12 months after the original date of June 2012. For both projects, the extensions were to permit the projects additional time to finish their activities. These projects were selected for a field-based assessment for several reasons. First, both projects represented major efforts to reform the health sector in the Philippines. Second, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) had previously recommended both projects for further evaluation during the Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) review process to validate ratings. Third, the PPAR will contribute to IEG’s ongoing evaluation on the World Bank’s Support for Basic Health Services. The Philippines is classified as a lower middle-income country, with a gross national income of $3,550 per capita and an estimated population of 101.6 million in 2015. In recent years, economic growth has increased substantially between 2012 and 2016, the longest period of sustained economic growth in recent history. However, poverty and inequality remain high and persistent. At the time of both projects’ appraisal, the Philippines had seen low increases of health outcomes that were among the slowest in the region. The Philippines has a double burden of disease—both from traditional public health issues and emerging noncommunicable diseases. Health equity was a major challenge, in terms of access and health outcomes, and the high cost of healthcare contributed to impoverishment. The Philippines has long pursued health reform, built around improving equity with demand-based finance through a combination of public and private health services.

Influence through Evaluations- a Year in Review

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Influence through Evaluations – a Year in Review
Against the context of increased expectations, limited resources, and competing demands, fiscal year (FY) 17 was a great year for IEG.Against the context of increased expectations, limited resources, and competing demands, fiscal year (FY) 17 was a great year for IEG.

Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity

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Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity
This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach.

Mobile Metropolises: Urban Transport Matters

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Mobile Metropolises: Urban Transport Matters
This evaluation assesses the World Bank Group’s effectiveness in supporting countries’ efforts to achieve mobility for all (including the poor, women, and disabled persons), sustainable urban transport service delivery (from the financial and environmental perspectives), and urban transport institutional development.This evaluation assesses the World Bank Group’s effectiveness in supporting countries’ efforts to achieve mobility for all (including the poor, women, and disabled persons), sustainable urban transport service delivery (from the financial and environmental perspectives), and urban transport institutional development.

Ask the Experts: Early Lessons from the World Bank Group’s Country Engagement Model

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Ask the Experts: Early Lessons from the World Bank Group’s Country Engagement Model
Join our panel of experts to explore the World Bank Group’s experience with implementing its new country engagement model. Join our panel of experts to explore the World Bank Group’s experience with implementing its new country engagement model.

Why Measurement Matters in Development Financial Institutions

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Why Measurement Matters in Development Financial Institutions
DFIs need systems to monitor progress to make timely course corrections, to test and assess necessary innovations, and to evaluate results.DFIs need systems to monitor progress to make timely course corrections, to test and assess necessary innovations, and to evaluate results.

Conversations: Taking Stock of How the World Bank Group Engages with Client Countries

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Conversations: Taking Stock of How the World Bank Group Engages with Client Countries
Reflections on the World Bank Group’s engagement model, three years on.Reflections on the World Bank Group’s engagement model, three years on.