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Events of the past decade have underscored the vital need for social safety net (SSNs) programs in all countries, especially in times of crisis. Yet many middle-income countries found that their poverty-targeted SSNs were not flexible enough to increase coverage or benefits as needed.
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The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is a land-use planning system that spans Central America and the five southern-most states of Mexico. It promotes the conservation and sustainable use of the region’s natural resources.
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The Bank has identified five policy areas that affect employment: macroeconomic conditions, investment climate, labor regulations, education, and social protection. This study assesses the Bank's assistance to Colombia, Tunisia, and Turkey, 1998-2007.
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IEG reviewed a sample of 20 closed World Bank supported projects in or near tiger habitats in Asia with the potential to damage protected natural habitats. Roughly three-quarters of the projects evaluated prepared adequate mitigation plans to address direct impacts.
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The general difficulty is the distance that separates donors from local realities, which this type of approach does not resolve. The projects follow one another, but with very weak links between them, as the programming does not favour sequencing.
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This paper focuses on such overlooked, but vital, dimensions, drawing from IEG's work and other development evaluations.
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Une partie seulement des interventions de la Banque mondiale faisant intervenir un appui aux activités agricoles ont mis l’accent sur l’amélioration de la croissance et de la productivité agricoles dans les économies pauvres à vocation agricole.
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While the research was appreciated by country authorities and the research community, its relevance was often hampered by lack of early consultation with country authorities on research themes and by lack of sufficient country and institutional context.
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The evaluation concluded that the Fund contributed positively to NEPAD's expected outcomes. It also demonstrated that the Fund's initiatives were successful in achieving the majority of their development results, particularly in health and agriculture.
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Overall, the evaluation finds ADB's assistance to be relevant, responsive, and satisfactory in achieving program objectives and initial results. There is, however, scope for enhancing ADB's preparedness for timely delivery of assistance.