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Argentina Country Assistance Evaluation

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This report is an update of the Country Assistance Review of Argentina completed in 1996 (report 15844). The prior report found a mixed outcome to the Bank's assistance during the 1980s and early 1990s. The present report looks at the economy of Argentina in the 1990s and the World Bank's assistance strategy. It concludes that the present outcome of the Bank's program has been fully satisfactory Show MoreThis report is an update of the Country Assistance Review of Argentina completed in 1996 (report 15844). The prior report found a mixed outcome to the Bank's assistance during the 1980s and early 1990s. The present report looks at the economy of Argentina in the 1990s and the World Bank's assistance strategy. It concludes that the present outcome of the Bank's program has been fully satisfactory, with the Bank playing a highly supportive role both in the economic transformation and helping the country weather the crisis. Still, important issues remain, including vulnerability, dependence on external capital, public finance improvements, and unemployment and poverty problems. OED recommends that the option to assist Argentina in times of externally induced crises be kept open, particularly to help alleviate the impact of such crises on the poor. In addition, the Bank should focus its assistance program ever more on the social agenda.

Tanzania Country Assistance Evaluation

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Professionalization With a View to Eval2030

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Professionalization With a View to Eval2030
The conversation about professionalization in evaluation has a long history, and often raises much concern and interest. The conversation about professionalization in evaluation has a long history, and often raises much concern and interest.

Lessons on Community-Driven Development

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Utilization of Project Implementation Units (PIUs)

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The World Bank's Experience with Institutional Development

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Recurrent Lessons in India

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Analytical and Advisory Services for Comprehensive and Participatory Development

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Evaluating Gender and Development at the World Bank

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THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD'S POOR ARE WOMEN and children. Women provide most of the child care. In many poor countries, they produce half of the food, and they make up a quarter of the work force in industry and a third in services. Women are more likely than men to spend the income they control on basic welfare. But gender is a missing link in many devel-opment programs.THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD'S POOR ARE WOMEN and children. Women provide most of the child care. In many poor countries, they produce half of the food, and they make up a quarter of the work force in industry and a third in services. Women are more likely than men to spend the income they control on basic welfare. But gender is a missing link in many devel-opment programs.

Poverty Reduction in the 1990s: The World Bank Strategy

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When the Bank prepared its World Development Report 1990 on poverty, the prospects for global poverty reduction looked bright. The context in which the Bank operates has altered significantly since then, as has the international economic environment. While there have been improvements in social indicators in most regions, the absolute number of poor has continued to rise. Many of the events of Show MoreWhen the Bank prepared its World Development Report 1990 on poverty, the prospects for global poverty reduction looked bright. The context in which the Bank operates has altered significantly since then, as has the international economic environment. While there have been improvements in social indicators in most regions, the absolute number of poor has continued to rise. Many of the events of the following decade could not have been predicted. The onslaught of the AIDS epidemic, outbreak of civil war, rash of natural disasters, and the difficult transition to a market economy in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia gave no warning signals. Against this backdrop, the Bank has reconfirmed its commitment to fighting poverty while changing its strategy significantly. While it is too early to evaluate these new initiatives, this report examines the direction set for the Bank by the 1990 strategy. It analyzes implementation of the strategy and relates the lessons of experience about the relevance of the Bank's evolving policy framework for poverty reduction.