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This is the first IEG evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support to countries trying to address youth employment issues. The evaluation makes two recommendations: (i) apply an evidence-based approach to youth employment operations, and (ii) at the country level, take a strategic approach to youth employment by addressing the issue comprehensively, working across World Bank Group teams, with governments and other donors.
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Facility for New Market Development (FNMD) to Strengthen the Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
An independent evaluation was carried out on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the Palestinian Facility for New Market Development (FNMD). Taking place in March/April 2012, it assessed the project’s effectiveness, its impact on grantee firms and its value for money. Its recommendations were to feed into a new private sector development project to be co-financed by DFID, the World Bank and the EU.
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The project was deemed a success as a result of assessment according to five evaluation criteria: relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability. It was ‘highly relevant’ to Bangladesh’s national development strategies, ICT sector development strategy and EDCF’s assistance strategy. The degree of efficiency was measured against project duration, costs, coverage and management of the project and it was rated efficient.
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In some countries the support related to this program has become very important and is being implemented through specific programmes. Overall though the support is not adequately mainstreamed in the various components of the country and regional strategies.
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This independent evaluation reviews a portfolio of ~14 projects supported by SECO since the mid-nineties. The report provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to financial sector stability as well as sustained economic development.
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This meta evaluation reviews the role and effectiveness of SECO interventions and assesses 19 SECO financed projects of the past ten years and provides an overview of how SECO interventions in the partner countries have contributed to an improvement of frame conditions for the private sector.
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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.
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This is the first country report as part of a broad evaluation of Norwegian business related development aid, an evaluation commissioned by the Evaluation Department of Norad.
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The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of evaluation findings, studies and research on performance, lessons learned and evidence for effective development cooperation.
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The evaluation covers Danish support to the financial sector in Tanzania from 2003 to 2008. The overall objectives of the evaluation are to assess the outcomes achieved from the Danish support to financial services in Tanzania during that period.