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Infrastructure plays a crucial role in the drive for achieving development by providing energy, transportation, and water. The Evaluation Coordination Group (ECG) recognizes the importance of this linkage, which we call the infrastructure-environment nexus.
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The study summarises experiences from country strategy or country programme evaluations. It looks at the possibility of applying such experiences on Swedish development cooperation in the light of recent changes in aid ideology and practice.
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The report synthesises lessons and implications from a rare learning exercise about Sida support for institutional development (ID) in Laos. Institutions are seen as the formal and informal 'rules of the game' for social interaction - a key to poverty reduction.
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The reforms to encourage private sector participation in the state’s infrastructure development were highly successful, with Gujarat being the first state to enact a law to regulate private sector participation.
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With gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging about 3.5% per annum for almost four decades after independence, the slow pace of economic growth was of increasing concern to the Government of India.
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The Annual Evaluation Overview Report (AEOR) synthesises the findings of the EBRD’s Evaluation Department (EvD), regarding the Bank’s mandate performance, helping the Bank to fulfil its accountability obligations towards the Board of Directors.
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Egypt is a country of over 74 million people, has a per capita income of $1,250 (GNI, Atlas method) in 2005 and occupies a crucial position in the geopolitics of the Middle East. Less than 5 percent of Egypt’s total 1 million sq. km. land area is settled and cultivated.
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General Budget Support (GBS) has been an important part of Dutch development cooperation to Nicaragua over the years 2005-2008, representing about one-third of total bilateral aid to Nicaragua.
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This validation report is a new product of the Operations Evaluation Department (OED); It reviews the performance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) country assistance in the Republic of the Maldives from 1995 to 2006.
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The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, provides grants and concessional funds to address the world’s global environmental issues.