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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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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 Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) on four lending operations to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 1995 to 2000, to assist the country in developing the private sector and in restructuring public expenditure.