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Moving from numbers to facts: improving data quality in debt sustainability analyses

The credibility of debt sustainability assessments depends on the availability and quality of data on a country’s stock of public and publicly guaranteed debt, including whether the data are timely, accurate and include…
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The Rigor of Case-Based Causal Analysis

This paper demonstrates through a real-world example how case-based analysis can be used for conducting causal analysis in evaluations and busts myths associated with it.
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The World Bank’s Role in and Use of the Low-Income Country Debt Sustainability Framework

The evaluation draws lessons for the World Bank to strengthen its role in the preparation and use of the World Bank–International Monetary Fund Low-Income Country Debt Sustainability Framework. It also suggests issues…
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Untapped potential for decarbonization: Scaling up energy efficiency

Using less energy to do the same work is the single action with the biggest potential gain on decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere. A new report assesses World Bank Group support for energy…
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Evaluating Budget Support

With increasing amounts of development finance delivered as budget support, and the prominent role this form of fast disbursing, non-earmarked support played during the global pandemic, this two-part series explores the…
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Exploring how and why the International Finance Corporation investment projects make a unique contribution in middle-income countries

Our new report finds that the vast majority of International Finance Corporation (IFC) investment projects in Middle-Income Countries (MICs) made a unique contribution that commercial sources of finance did not offer,…
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International Finance Corporation Additionality in Middle-Income Countries

This report examines the relevance and effectiveness of IFC’s approach to additionality in Middle-Income Countries (MICs) and seeks to explain the factors that contribute to or constrain its realization.
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Brazil : Sustainable Production in Areas Previously Converted to Agricultural Use Project

This is a Project Performance Assessment Report by the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group on the Sustainable Production in Areas Previously Converted to Agricultural…
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The World Bank Group in Mozambique: Lessons from a success story gone awry

An evaluation of the World Bank’s engagement in Mozambique between 2008 and 2021 finds that purely technical solutions to development challenges are unlikely to achieve desired results unless governance constraints are…
O Grupo Banco Mundial em Moçambique: lições de uma história de sucesso que se desviou

O Grupo Banco Mundial em Moçambique: lições de uma história de sucesso que se desviou

Graças ao seu forte crescimento económico e a medidas de redução da pobreza, Moçambique foi um caso de sucesso de desenvolvimento até 2016.  Nas duas décadas após o fim da guerra civil que terminou em 1992, o…