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This year’s Annual Review of Development Effectiveness focuses on assessing the World Bank’s development effectiveness, with special attention to global public goods. It notes some encouraging developments.
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Post-independence history of Uganda mirrors the sectarian divisions that characterized the earlier history of the country.The Government’s post-conflict recovery program was directed at the rehabilitation and stabilization of the economy.
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This Country Assistance Evaluation will cover the strategy, program and outcomes of Bank assistance over nine years. This is the period of the restoration of democratic government in Nigeria following the death of General Abacha.
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The Nexus Between Infrastructure and Environment -- From the Evaluation Cooperation Group of the International Financial Institutions
Infrastructure plays a crucial role in the drive for achieving development by providing energy, transportation, and water. The Evaluation Coordination Group (ECG) recognizes the importance of this linkage, which we call the infrastructure-environment nexus.
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Egypt is a country of over 74 million people, has a per capita income of $1,250 (GNI, Atlas method) in 2005 and occupies a crucial position in the geopolitics of the Middle East. Less than 5 percent of Egypt’s total 1 million sq. km. land area is settled and cultivated.
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Mali: First Structural Adjustment Credit, Economic Recovery Credit, Economic Management Credit, and Third Structural Adjustment Credit (PPAR)
This Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) evaluates the four structural adjustment credits to the Republic of Mali from 1990 to 2003.
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This is a Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) for the Zambia Emergency Drought Recovery Project, which was approved on November 2002, and became effective on February 2003.
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The Development Potential of Regional Programs: An Evaluation of World Bank Support of Multicountry Operations
This evaluation examines the track record of the regional development programs that the World Bank has supported over the past 10 years.
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This update builds on the findings of the 2003 evaluation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, and finds that many of the original conclusions remain relevant for the HIPC Initiative and are potentially instructive for future debt relief initiatives.
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This report analyzes the Bank's contribution to freer trade in developing countries and makes concrete recommendations on how to boost trade opportunities to better alleviate poverty in the future.