Project Performance Assessment Report for the Ghana First, Second and Third Natural Resource and Environmental Governance Development Policy Operations
This Project Performance Assessment Report assesses the First, Second, and Third Ghana Natural Resource and Environmental Governance Development Policy Credits (June 2008 through June 2011). Together they represent a completed Programmatic Development Policy Operation series, and this review... Full Description »
This Project Performance Assessment Report assesses the First, Second, and Third Ghana Natural Resource and Environmental Governance Development Policy Credits (June 2008 through June 2011). Together they represent a completed Programmatic Development Policy Operation series, and this review assesses the Program as a whole. Government’s Natural Resources and Environmental Governance Program (NREG) represented an innovative effort to bring a new approach to a set of challenging subsectors, and to do so in a harmonized manner with other major development partners. The Program supported efforts to improve environmental and natural resource management under three Policy Areas, (i) Forest and Wildlife; (ii) Mining; and (iii) Environmental Protection. The Program development objectives of the series were to (a) ensure predictable and sustainable financing for the forest and wildlife sectors and effective forest law enforcement; (b) improve mining sector revenue collection, management, and transparency; ( c) address social issues in forest and mining communities, and (d) mainstream environment into economic growth. The Program’s overall outcome is rated Moderately Satisfactory. The experience of NREG offers a number of useful lessons about using development policy operations for sectoral interventions, about donor harmonization, and about natural resource management. These include, (i) earmarking funds to specific agencies can undermine the rationale of a development policy operation by inserting the Bank into the relationship between the finance ministry and the line ministries and their agencies; (ii) there is a risk that in sectoral development policy operations with one-year operational cycles, policy and technical advice to the client can be crowded out by processing requirements; (iii) sectoral development policy operations may need complementary technical assistance and support; and (iv) donor harmonization has tradeoffs: it can help to provide a unified platform for sector reform, but can reduce the flexibility of programs, and differences in rules and expectations across agencies pose significant challenges.
Content Type : Reports , Doc Sub Category : Project Performance Assessment Report , Country : Ghana
June 30, 2014
Environmental Resources Management Project
Content Type : Reports , Doc Sub Category : ICR Reviews , Country : Ghana
August 18, 1999