English, PDF, 2,338kb
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.
English, , 3,410kb
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.
English, , 1,261kb
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.
English, , 2,761kb
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.
English, , 2,135kb
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.
English, , 4,593kb
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.
French, , 3,142kb
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.
English, , 1,825kb
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.
English, , 2,707kb
This paper focuses on such overlooked, but vital, dimensions, drawing from IEG's work and other development evaluations.
English, , 1,817kb
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.