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Striking the Right Balance World Bank Forest Strategy

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THE BANK'S 1991 FOREST STRATEGY BROUGHT THE environmental agenda into the mainstream of the Bank's activities and challenged the Bank group to adopt a multi-sectoral approach to conserving tropical moist forests and expand-ing forest cover.THE BANK'S 1991 FOREST STRATEGY BROUGHT THE environmental agenda into the mainstream of the Bank's activities and challenged the Bank group to adopt a multi-sectoral approach to conserving tropical moist forests and expand-ing forest cover.

The Drive to Partnerhip Aid Coordination and the World Bank

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THE WORLD BANK HAS CONTRIBUTED TO international aid coordination since the late 1950s through the widely known Consultative Groups (CGs). Over the past four decades, the very nature of aid coordination has changed, and the number and kinds of actors involved on both the donor and recipient sides have multiplied. At the same time, development effectiveness has been disappointing.THE WORLD BANK HAS CONTRIBUTED TO international aid coordination since the late 1950s through the widely known Consultative Groups (CGs). Over the past four decades, the very nature of aid coordination has changed, and the number and kinds of actors involved on both the donor and recipient sides have multiplied. At the same time, development effectiveness has been disappointing.

Financing the Global Benefits of Forests - The Bank's GEF Portfolio and the 1991 Forest Strategy

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This report examines the degree to which Global Environment Facility (GEF) policies are compatible with the World Bank's Forest Strategy. It highlights a number of GEF-specific issues that are significant to forests and to the impact of the World Bank's GEF-funded forest sector portfolio from 1991 to June 1999. The report recommends developing policies and projects that more effectively work with Show MoreThis report examines the degree to which Global Environment Facility (GEF) policies are compatible with the World Bank's Forest Strategy. It highlights a number of GEF-specific issues that are significant to forests and to the impact of the World Bank's GEF-funded forest sector portfolio from 1991 to June 1999. The report recommends developing policies and projects that more effectively work with sustainable forest use and management to incorporate conservation objectives, as well as expanding forest strategy goals into the private sector forest industry. The study advises that the World Bank's partnership with the GEF for sustainable conservation of the world's forest biodiversity be expanded, with more strategically developed and realistic goals and more innovative approaches.

Sandra Bullock, Resource Rich Countries and what [even] World Bankers can learn from Evaluation

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Sandra Bullock, Resource Rich Countries and what [even] World Bankers can learn from Evaluation
How can the World Bank Group help countries better manage their natural wealth? Insights from IEG's evaluation on resource rich countries. How can the World Bank Group help countries better manage their natural wealth? Insights from IEG's evaluation on resource rich countries.

Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE) 2000 (REACH)

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Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE) 2000: From Strategy to Results (main report)

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The ARDE 2000 tracks the Bank's operational performance based on the findings of recent OED evaluations of projects, country programs, and sector and thematic work and illustrates the lessons that emerge. The Bank's role in the increasingly complex global environment is examined in the context of the tensions and tradeoffs among diverse goals that are part of Bank work balancing country Show MoreThe ARDE 2000 tracks the Bank's operational performance based on the findings of recent OED evaluations of projects, country programs, and sector and thematic work and illustrates the lessons that emerge. The Bank's role in the increasingly complex global environment is examined in the context of the tensions and tradeoffs among diverse goals that are part of Bank work balancing country performance with poverty prevalence in resource allocation, adapting global knowledge to local conditions, and achieving a balance between comprehensive approaches and selectivity in programs and partnerships.

An Analysis of Combating Iodine Deficiency: Case Studies of China, Indonesia and Madagascar

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IFC’s Blended Finance Operations: Findings from a cluster of Project Performance Assessment Reports (PPARs)

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IFC’s Blended Finance Operations: Findings from a cluster of Project Performance Assessment Reports (PPARs)
This evaluation provides lessons that could inform IFC’s approach to the deployment of the blended finance instrument.This evaluation provides lessons that could inform IFC’s approach to the deployment of the blended finance instrument.

Gambia - Poverty Alleviation and Capacity Building Project

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The Gambia Poverty Alleviation and Capacity Building Project had three objectives: to reduce the backlog of public infrastructure and assets and improve their maintenance; to alleviate poverty through the creation of temporary jobs, and to strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of local government authorities (LGAs), local private construction firms, local consulting firms and The Show MoreThe Gambia Poverty Alleviation and Capacity Building Project had three objectives: to reduce the backlog of public infrastructure and assets and improve their maintenance; to alleviate poverty through the creation of temporary jobs, and to strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of local government authorities (LGAs), local private construction firms, local consulting firms and The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (Gamworks-the project implementing agency). IEG rated the overall outcome of the project as moderately satisfactory, as there were moderate shortcomings in the achievement of the objectives of this operation. On balance, efficacy is rated substantial and efficiency is rated modest. The risk to development outcome is rated significant because of lack of funding mechanisms to continue to reduce the infrastructure backlog into the future on the one hand, and stronger LGA finances on the other, while continuing poverty alleviation from temporary employment creation has ended as far as this operation is concerned. Bank performance is rated moderately satisfactory as well as borrower performance.