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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 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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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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Overall, the outcome of the Bank’s program is rated moderately unsatisfactory. As many of the objectives and outcome targets set by IDA were not met, the overall outcome of IDA support would be rated unsatisfactory.
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In spite of the relatively small weight of its financial contribution in comparison with Nigeria’s earnings from oil, the Bank carried a great deal of influence as a source of objective advice and as a means of influencing perceptions of Nigeria.
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The relevance of the WBG strategy waned through the evaluation period, despite being broadly congruent with the country's own aspirations.
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“This approach has several purposes: building greater knowledge, confidence and use of evaluation systems by management, governing bodies and others; providing a suitable way of ‘evaluating the evaluators’; sharing good practice, experience and mutual learning.”
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In this evaluation the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) examines all the water-related projects financed by the World Bank between fiscal 1997 and the end of calendar 2007.
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This specialized review focuses on the internal controls system under the Banks's version of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) internal controls framework.
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This evaluation looks, for the first time, at the full set of safeguards and sustainability policies used in the World Bank Group (WBG)—including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).