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This review of International Development Association countries establishes that the World Bank’s portfolio performance in low-income fragile and conflict-affected states has improved since 2001 compared to low-income countries that are not fragile.
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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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This second phase evaluation reaffirms some of the findings of the first phase: greater processing efficiency and disbursement speed; the positive role in crisis response of well-established country dialogue and country knowledge.
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The review found that the Fund's Country Coordinating Mechanisms have successfully brought country-level stakeholders together to submit grant proposals to the Fund, but have lacked the authority and the resources to exercise effective oversight of grant implementation.
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In 2008–10, 85 percent of operations broadly aimed to help expand economic opportunities. Evaluations of past interventions show relatively high effectiveness in these areas. However, policy environments need further improvement, and sustainability of public infrastructure needs to be ensured.
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The evaluation found that the most notable contributions to ICT development have been through support to sector reforms and to private investments for mobile telephony in difficult environments and in the poorest countries.
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Entering its 4th year of implementation, the strategy sought to create an enabling environment for the Bank to pursue the Governance and Anti-Corruption agenda on multiple fronts and thereby increase the number of programs and projects that addressed these issues.
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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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IEG’s Global Program Review confirms the findings of recent evaluations of the three programs on their strong relevance, their strong record of outputs in the six MAPS’ priority areas, cost-efficiency, and compliance with generally accepted principles of good governance.
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This paper focuses on such overlooked, but vital, dimensions, drawing from IEG's work and other development evaluations.