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2004 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness: The Bank's Contributions to Poverty Reduction (Statistical Annex)

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The Bank has refocused its mission and corporate strategy to help contribute to poverty reduction, based on a two-pillar strategy which emphasizes growth and social issues, including empowerment and security. It has rightly adopted a multi-dimensional approach to poverty that is broader than just income. The Bank should further elaborate its business models, such as PRSPs, LICUS, and MICs to make Show MoreThe Bank has refocused its mission and corporate strategy to help contribute to poverty reduction, based on a two-pillar strategy which emphasizes growth and social issues, including empowerment and security. It has rightly adopted a multi-dimensional approach to poverty that is broader than just income. The Bank should further elaborate its business models, such as PRSPs, LICUS, and MICs to make them more fully consistent with poverty reduction in varying country settings. Linking the Bank?s interventions at the country level to poverty reduction will require a sharper results focus. The Bank's global programs should also be more explicitly linked to needs of developing countries and to poverty reduction. The Bank needs to devote more attention to growth and the interaction between growth and the social aspects of poverty reduction. It would be timely to assess the impact of the Bank's work on governance and harness the links between governance and investment climate. The Bank needs to better demonstrate the poverty impact of its interventions aimed at empowerment and human development.

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2018

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The Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) report is IEG's annual review of the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. The report synthesizes trends in ratings and identifies explanatory factors behind portfolio performance.The Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) report is IEG's annual review of the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. The report synthesizes trends in ratings and identifies explanatory factors behind portfolio performance.

L’Initiative de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté

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Le Bureau indépendant d⠙évaluation (BIE) du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) et le Département de l⠙évaluation des opérations (OED) de la Banque mondiale ⠔ unités indépendantes qui relèvent du Conseil d⠙administration de chaque institution ⠔ ont récemment mené à bien des évaluations parallèles des stratégies de réduction de la pauvreté (SRP) qui s⠙intéressent Show MoreLe Bureau indépendant d⠙évaluation (BIE) du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) et le Département de l⠙évaluation des opérations (OED) de la Banque mondiale ⠔ unités indépendantes qui relèvent du Conseil d⠙administration de chaque institution ⠔ ont récemment mené à bien des évaluations parallèles des stratégies de réduction de la pauvreté (SRP) qui s⠙intéressent particulièrement au rôle et à l⠙efficacité de l⠙appui de la Banque mondiale et du FMI1.

Evaluation of World Bank Assistance to Pacific Member Countries (OED Reach for Pacific CAE)

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2004 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness: The Bank's Contributions to Poverty Reduction (REACH)

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The Bank has refocused its mission and corporate strategy to help contribute to poverty reduction, based on a two-pillar strategy which emphasizes growth and social issues, including empowerment and security. It has rightly adopted a multi-dimensional approach to poverty that is broader than just income. The Bank should further elaborate its business models, such as PRSPs, LICUS, and MICs to make Show MoreThe Bank has refocused its mission and corporate strategy to help contribute to poverty reduction, based on a two-pillar strategy which emphasizes growth and social issues, including empowerment and security. It has rightly adopted a multi-dimensional approach to poverty that is broader than just income. The Bank should further elaborate its business models, such as PRSPs, LICUS, and MICs to make them more fully consistent with poverty reduction in varying country settings. Linking the Bank's interventions at the country level to poverty reduction will require a sharper results focus. The Bank's global programs should also be more explicitly linked to needs of developing countries and to poverty reduction. The Bank needs to devote more attention to growth and the interaction between growth and the social aspects of poverty reduction. It would be timely to assess the impact of the Bank's work on governance and harness the links between governance and investment climate. The Bank needs to better demonstrate the poverty impact of its interventions aimed at empowerment and human development.

Seven Findings for the Nexus of Infrastructure, Agriculture, and the Environment

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Development thinking has come in waves. The emphasis has shifted from infrastructure, to agriculture, to the macro economy, to human development. There is renewed interest in infrastructure and agriculture at the World Bank, following a decline in lending to these sectors during the 1990s. Although this decline is now being reversed, the application of the lessons of experience, such as neglect Show MoreDevelopment thinking has come in waves. The emphasis has shifted from infrastructure, to agriculture, to the macro economy, to human development. There is renewed interest in infrastructure and agriculture at the World Bank, following a decline in lending to these sectors during the 1990s. Although this decline is now being reversed, the application of the lessons of experience, such as neglect of environmental sustainability, will contribute to better results. Experience shows that countrywide reforms can accelerate development. Furthermore, progress in one area positively influences other areas. For example, improved health contributes to better learning outcomes, and vice versa. There are also common lessons across sectors on the role of government. This brief clarifies the degree of variations in lending. It then focuses on seven findings that are crucial to the Bank's interest in supporting infrastructure and agriculture, together with concern for the environment. These findings draw primarily on recent evaluations by the Independent Evaluation Group, but they resonate with findings from other sources as well. Many of these findings have influenced Bank policy and operations.

A Review of the Literature on Participatory Approaches to Local Development for an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of World Bank Support for Community-Based and Driven Development Approaches

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This paper explores the available literature on participatory approaches to development as an input to the OED evaluation of World Bank-supported community-based development (CBD) and community-driven development (CDD) interventions. Participatory approaches to development have gained substantial support in the international community over the past quarter century, and have become increasingly Show MoreThis paper explores the available literature on participatory approaches to development as an input to the OED evaluation of World Bank-supported community-based development (CBD) and community-driven development (CDD) interventions. Participatory approaches to development have gained substantial support in the international community over the past quarter century, and have become increasingly important in the work of the World Bank and other donors. The evidence from the literature on community participation points to a ⠘double exclusion' of weaker social groups from decision-making fora. Exclusionary membership norms, the considerable opportunity costs and the eagerness of the local elite to control new sources of power and patronage often means that participants are relatively better-off. Moreover, weaker social groups tend not to speak up against the views expressed by more powerful members of the community, and their voices can be easily silenced by better-educated and more powerful participants. The literature on participatory governance points to a greater level of formal inclusion of hitherto excluded citizens, but similar low levels of substantive inclusion.

Transforming Our World - Aiming to Sustain Development

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Lessons from the past suggest the shift that⠙s needed might be much larger and in unexpected areas Lessons from the past suggest the shift that⠙s needed might be much larger and in unexpected areas

Maintaining Momentum to 2015? Sources of Improved Child and Maternal Health and Nutrition in Bangladesh

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Interventions supported by the World Bank and other external agencies have saved the lives of millions of children in Bangladesh over the last two decades. These health benefits come from both direct interventions, such as immunization and training traditional birth attendants, and indirectly through, for example, promoting female secondary schooling and rural electrification. The family planning Show MoreInterventions supported by the World Bank and other external agencies have saved the lives of millions of children in Bangladesh over the last two decades. These health benefits come from both direct interventions, such as immunization and training traditional birth attendants, and indirectly through, for example, promoting female secondary schooling and rural electrification. The family planning system, built over the last thirty years with support from a coordinated donor group, has delivered a remarkable rate of fertility decline. Attempts to tackle nutrition have had limited impact.

Public Sector Performance--The Critical Role of Evaluation

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This volume includes proceedings of a seminar held in Washington , D.C., in April 1998. The seminar was organized to encourage debate and explore the links between public sector performance and the role of evaluation by focusing on the experience in developing national evaluation systems as an aid to better governance.This volume includes proceedings of a seminar held in Washington , D.C., in April 1998. The seminar was organized to encourage debate and explore the links between public sector performance and the role of evaluation by focusing on the experience in developing national evaluation systems as an aid to better governance.