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Serbia - Completion and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Framework for Period FY16-FY20 : IEG Review

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Vietnam : Results-Based Rural Water Supply and Sanitation under the National Target Program

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Ratings for the Results-Based Rural Water Supply and Sanitation under the National Target Program project are as follows: Outcome was highly satisfactory, Bank performance was highly satisfactory, and Quality of monitoring and evaluation was substantial. The RWSS PforR’s experience suggests the following lessons: (i) PforR Show MoreRatings for the Results-Based Rural Water Supply and Sanitation under the National Target Program project are as follows: Outcome was highly satisfactory, Bank performance was highly satisfactory, and Quality of monitoring and evaluation was substantial. The RWSS PforR’s experience suggests the following lessons: (i) PforR design needs to be closely aligned with national policies and regulations, particularly regarding financial management. (ii) PforR design and implementation need to exercise equity and inclusivity in targeting beneficiaries to avoid selection bias against hard-to-reach ethnic and the poorest minorities and to reduce their vulnerability in the long term. (iii) The existence of an enabling environment for private participation could enhance the effectiveness of PforRs.

Uzbekistan - Completion and Learning Review : IEG Review

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Panama : First, Second, and Third Programmatic Fiscal Management and Efficiency of Expenditures Development Policy Loan

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Ratings for the First, Second, and Third Programmatic Fiscal Management and Efficiency of Expenditures Development Policy Loans are as follows: Outcome was satisfactory, Risk to development outcome was not applicable, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was not applicable. This assessment Show MoreRatings for the First, Second, and Third Programmatic Fiscal Management and Efficiency of Expenditures Development Policy Loans are as follows: Outcome was satisfactory, Risk to development outcome was not applicable, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was not applicable. This assessment offers the following lessons: (i) Development policy financing design requires realism and clarity about risks to implementation, and (ii) Social protection reform in Panama was a matter of political will rather than resource availability.

Tanzania : First Business Environment and Competitiveness for Jobs Development Policy Operation

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Ratings for the First Business Environment and Competitiveness for Jobs Development Policy Operation are as follows: Outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, and Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory. This assessment offers the following lessons: (i) Although informed risk taking is a feature of DPOs that incorporate Show MoreRatings for the First Business Environment and Competitiveness for Jobs Development Policy Operation are as follows: Outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, and Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory. This assessment offers the following lessons: (i) Although informed risk taking is a feature of DPOs that incorporate difficult reforms, the associated risks of the BEFJ programmatic series in Tanzania were not clearly acknowledged. (ii) In Tanzania, complex operations that span several ministries may strain the capacity of government counterparts. More focused operations that require less coordination could well be more effective. (iii) Relying predominantly on the Doing Business indicators to identify reform priorities missed addressing some of the most important priorities.

Malawi : Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project

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Ratings for the Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project are as follows: Outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, Overall efficacy was modest, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Quality of monitoring and evaluation were modest/negligible. This assessment offers the following five lessons and recommendations: (i) While Show MoreRatings for the Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Project are as follows: Outcome was moderately unsatisfactory, Overall efficacy was modest, Bank performance was moderately unsatisfactory, and Quality of monitoring and evaluation were modest/negligible. This assessment offers the following five lessons and recommendations: (i) While the care group model might be a viable option for nutrition communication and potential behavior change, it is critical to focus on the conditions that can make the model successful. (ii) Developing community-based activities at a large scale takes time and continuous support and it is fundamental to adequately estimate the time and resources needed for full implementation. (iii) The care group model requires intensive stakeholder engagement and sensitivity to the social context. (iv) To track output delivery and expected change, the PDO, results framework, and indicators need to be well tailored. (v) Project structures that are sufficiently flexible to adjust to donor and government needs, help implementation and achievement of results In the HIV/AIDS component, the project adeptly responded to shifts in donor funding commitments to ensure efficient deployment of project resources in needed areas.

Mongolia : Sustainable Livelihoods Project and Second Sustainable Livelihoods Project

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Ratings for the Sustainable Livelihoods Project are as follows: Outcome was satisfactory, Overall efficacy was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Quality of M&E was modest. Ratings for the Second Sustainable Livelihoods Project are: Outcome, moderately satisfactory, Overall efficacy, substantial, Bank Show MoreRatings for the Sustainable Livelihoods Project are as follows: Outcome was satisfactory, Overall efficacy was substantial, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Quality of M&E was modest. Ratings for the Second Sustainable Livelihoods Project are: Outcome, moderately satisfactory, Overall efficacy, substantial, Bank performance, moderately satisfactory, and Quality of M&E, modest. This assessment offers the following lessons: (i) Sustained engagement in CDD, combined with positive political momentum and internal champions, can lead to legal and regulatory changes that support sustainability of the mechanism. (ii) In environments where there is an increasing and unsustainable pressure on the natural resource base, the vulnerability of resource users cannot be reduced successfully without comprehensively addressing the drivers of resource degradation. (iii) Ensuring social inclusion is key in the implementation of group-based interventions to avoid unintended consequences, such as exacerbating distributional inequities or free-rider problems. (iv) Risk forecasting and early-warning systems may not be sustained if the technology is incompatible with or not embedded in local institutions. (v) Increasing the availability of rural finance does not automatically lead to livelihood diversification and may contribute to additional livelihood vulnerability in high-risk sectors. (vi) Efforts to implement index-based insurance programs should thoroughly assess factors that will determine feasibility and sustainability, including the appetite for insurance within the target customer base. (vii) A mismatch between project ambition and support can impair the provision of sufficient capacity building needed for desired behavior change and long-term outcomes.

Dominican Republic - Completion and Learning Review for the Period FY15-FY18: IEG Review

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The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) - Completion and Learning Review : IEG Review

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Chile - Completion and Learning Review for the Country Partnership Framework for FY11-FY16 : IEG Review

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This review of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Completion and Learning Review (CLR) covers the FY11-FY16 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and its adjustments through the FY15 Performance and Learning Review (PLR).This review of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Completion and Learning Review (CLR) covers the FY11-FY16 Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and its adjustments through the FY15 Performance and Learning Review (PLR).