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Cost-benefit analysis used to be one of the World Bank’s signature issues. It helped establish the World Bank’s reputation as a knowledge bank and served to demonstrate its commitment to measuring results and ensuring accountability to taxpayers.
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The World Bank’s current gender policy draws on the 2001 Gender Strategy (World Bank 2002b) endorsed by the Board.
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Growth and Productivity in Agriculture and Agribusiness: Evaluative Lessons from World Bank Group Experience (conference edition)
Enhanced agricultural growth and productivity are essential if we are to meet the worldwide demand for food and reduce poverty, particularly in the poorest developing countries.
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Safeguards and Sustainability Policies in a Changing World: An Independent Evaluation of World Bank Group Experience
The World Bank Group’s safeguards and sustainability policies wereput in place to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts of its projects onpeople and the environment.
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Results and Performance of the World Bank Group, Volume II: Management Action Records for World Bank, IFC, and MIGA
Results and Performance of the World Bank GroupVolume II: Management Action Records for World Bank, IFC, and MIGA
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This evaluation seeks lessons for development and climate change mitigation from the World Bank Group's (WBG) far-reaching portfolio in energy, forestry, and transport.
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This report sets out the Assessment of Development Results objectives and method, and presents the findings and recommendations of UNDP's contribution to Turkey's development.
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Over the past year, the response to the global financial crisis has continued to dominate development and the work of international institutions, including the World Bank Group. Challenges of poverty and fragile states, environment, and climate change remain daunting.
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The goal of Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs), introduced in early 2001 under World Bank Interim Guidelines, was to help countries implement comprehensive, country-owned development strategies to promote growth, improve social conditions, and reduce poverty.