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IFC’s and MIGA’s Support for Private Investment in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

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This evaluation assesses IFC’s and MIGA’s effectiveness in supporting private investment and development impact in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) and identifies key factors constraining private investment in FCS and possible trade-offs that practitioners and policy-makers need to consider. This evaluation assesses IFC’s and MIGA’s effectiveness in supporting private investment and development impact in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (FCS) and identifies key factors constraining private investment in FCS and possible trade-offs that practitioners and policy-makers need to consider.

Transitioning to a Circular Economy

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This evaluation assesses how well the World Bank Group has supported client countries to manage municipal solid waste using an integrated approach to advance development and sustainability goals—including SDG 11 for sustainable cities and SDG 12 for reducing waste. This evaluation assesses how well the World Bank Group has supported client countries to manage municipal solid waste using an integrated approach to advance development and sustainability goals—including SDG 11 for sustainable cities and SDG 12 for reducing waste.

The Development Effectiveness of the Use of Doing Business Indicators

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This evaluation assesses the strategic relevance of the Doing Business indicators to both the development agenda of the World Bank Group and the reform priorities of its client countries. It also examines the extent to which the use of the indicators, including the discontinued ease of doing business country rankings, contributed to development effectiveness.  This evaluation assesses the strategic relevance of the Doing Business indicators to both the development agenda of the World Bank Group and the reform priorities of its client countries. It also examines the extent to which the use of the indicators, including the discontinued ease of doing business country rankings, contributed to development effectiveness. 

The International Development Association's Sustainable Development Finance Policy

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This evaluation provides an early-stage assessment of IDA's Sustainable Development Finance Policy (SDFP), which went into effect July 1, 2020. This evaluation provides an early-stage assessment of IDA's Sustainable Development Finance Policy (SDFP), which went into effect July 1, 2020.

World Bank Engagement in Situations of Conflict

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This evaluation surfaces lessons for implementing the World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020–2025. This evaluation surfaces lessons for implementing the World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence 2020–2025.

World Bank Support to Reducing Child Undernutrition

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This evaluation assesses the contribution of the World Bank to improve nutrition in children during 2007-2018 (FY08–FY19). This evaluation assesses the contribution of the World Bank to improve nutrition in children during 2007-2018 (FY08–FY19).

Addressing Country-Level Fiscal and Financial Sector Vulnerabilities

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Addressing Country-Level Fiscal and Financial Sector Vulnerabilities
This evaluation assesses World Bank Group support to client countries to build resilience to exogenous shocks. Proactively reducing fiscal and financial sector vulnerabilities and strengthening frameworks and institutions for crisis management can make the difference between whether a country bounces back quickly from an unexpected shock or struggles for Show MoreThis evaluation assesses World Bank Group support to client countries to build resilience to exogenous shocks. Proactively reducing fiscal and financial sector vulnerabilities and strengthening frameworks and institutions for crisis management can make the difference between whether a country bounces back quickly from an unexpected shock or struggles for years to regain its footing.

World Bank Support to Aging Countries

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This evaluation is the first at the Independent Evaluation Group to assess the World Bank’s contribution to diagnosing client countries’ demographic issues related to population aging. This evaluation is the first at the Independent Evaluation Group to assess the World Bank’s contribution to diagnosing client countries’ demographic issues related to population aging.

Managing Urban Spatial Growth

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This evaluation offers IEG’s first systematic assessment of the World Bank’s support to the management of urban spatial growth. This evaluation offers IEG’s first systematic assessment of the World Bank’s support to the management of urban spatial growth.

The Natural Resource Degradation and Vulnerability Nexus:

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The Natural Resource Degradation and Vulnerability Nexus:
This evaluation assesses how well the World Bank has addressed natural resource degradation to reduce the vulnerabilities of resource-dependent people. This evaluation assesses how well the World Bank has addressed natural resource degradation to reduce the vulnerabilities of resource-dependent people.