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World Bank Operations Evaluation Department

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Works: 473 works in 992 publications in 1 language and 34,713 library holdings
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Most widely held works by World Bank
Annual review of development effectiveness by World Bank( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development challenges in the 1990s : leading policymakers speak from experience by Roberto Zagha( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Development Challenges in the 1990s: Leading Policymakers Speak from Experience brings together the insights and experiences of some of the world's leading policymakers and global thought leaders, individuals who have had substantial influence on the policy reforms and development strategies in their native countries. Sharing their unique perspectives, these "practitioners of development" explain the reasons for the uneven outcomes of the 1990s and, with the benefit of hindsight, draw relevant lessons for the future."--Jacket
Promoting environmental sustainability in development : an evaluation of the World Bank's performance by Andrés Liebenthal( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OED's evaluation has been timed to inform the preparation of the new Environment Strategy Paper. The evaluation is based on the synthesis of self-evaluation assessments, case studies of selected countries, background reviews of selected areas, surveys and interviews of Bank staff, and consultations with stakeholders in four regions. An Advisory Panel reviewed drafts and served as a sounding board for the recommendations. A concluding Workshop on the Bank's Environment Strategy and OED's Environment Review provided an opportunity for participants to comment on the Review findings and on the draft Environment Strategy, and to discuss next steps in implementation. In addition to OED's Review, we are pleased to share with you the report of OED's Advisory Panel, and the Facilitator's Summary of the concluding workshop
Committing to results : improving the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS assistance : an OED evaluation of the World Bank's assistance for HIV/AIDS control by Martha Ainsworth( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evaluation assesses the development effectiveness of the World Bank's country-level HIV/AIDS assistance defined as policy dialogue, analytic work, and lending with the explicit objective of reducing the scope or impact of the AIDS epidemic. The evaluation identifies findings from this experience and makes recommendations to improve the relevance, efficiency and efficacy of ongoing and future activities. This is the first comprehensive evaluation of the World Bank's HIV/AIDS support to countries, from the beginning of the epidemic through mid-2004. Because the Bank's assistance is for impl
Evaluating a decade of World Bank gender policy, 1990-99 by World Bank( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating a Decade of World Bank Gender Policy: 1990-1999 - As part of the Bank's poverty reduction mandate, the Bank's 1994 Operational Policy on Gender Dimensions of Development aimed to reduce gender disparity and increase the participation of women in the economic development of their countries. This report combines the findings of two OED evaluations-"Integrating Gender in World Bank Assistance" and "The Gender Dimension of Bank Assistance: An Evaluation of Results"--The relevance and results of this policy
Nongovernmental organizations in World Bank-supported projects : a review by Christopher J. N Gibbs( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bridging troubled waters : assessing the World Bank water resources strategy by George Keith Pitman( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Putting social development to work for the poor : an OED review of World Bank activities by Ronald Parker( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Economies in transition : an OED evaluation of World Bank assistance by Alice Galenson( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The World Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction by Alcira Kreimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication synthesizes the findings of an assessment of the Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction. Its objective is to distill lessons from the Bank's experience in the subject. The study is based on a review of the Bank's global portfolio, revealing the Bank's critical role in the reconstruction after conflict. The main recommendation is that the Bank should develop an Operational Policy on the subject, to address readiness in the provision of economic development advice during peace negotiations; aid coordination following conflict; leadership on macroeconomic and external debt issues; priority definitions in macroeconomic stabilization; infrastructure rebuilding; and the restoration of human and social capital. The assessment's core consists of nine case studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador, Uganda, Cambodia, Eritrea, Haiti, Lebanon, Rwanda, and Sri Lanka. Causes of state failure or collapse, phases of Bank assistance, and the extent of destruction experience were diverse. Six key issues were analyzed in these case studies: 1) The Bank's main strengths or comparative advantages; 2) its partnership with other donors, etc.; 3) its role in reconstruction strategy and needs assessment; 4) its role in rebuilding the economy and institutions of governance; 5) its management of resources and processes; and 6) its monitoring and evaluation experience
Evaluation of World Bank assistance to Pacific member countries, 1992-2002 by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nine Pacific Member Countries (PMCs) of the World Bank Group are Fiji Islands, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. This evaluation covers Bank assistance to the PMCs since 1992
Brazil : forests in the balance : challenges of conservation with development by Uma J Lele( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Although the involvement of the World Bank in the forest sector has a relatively short history, starting in 1988, the impact of Bank projects dates back much further. The Bank's 1991 forest strategy stressed a multi-sectoral approach. Accordingly, this review looked at the Bank's projects in the forest sector, projects with forest sector components, and projects with potential impacts on forests, as well as the Bank's non-lending services. These studies seek to judge whether the Bank has done the right things and done things right. Series Set: Stock no. 31716. Price Code S75/$75.00. Titles also available individually (see below). Brazil: Forests in the Balance: Challenges of Conservation with Development Uma Lele, Virgilio Viana, Adalberto Verissimo, Steven Vosti, Karin Perkins, and Syed Arif Husain, authors2000. 224 pages. 6 x 9. Stock no. 14761 (ISBN 0-8213-4761-6). Price Code S22/$22.00. China: From Afforestation to Poverty Alleviation and Natural Forest Management Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, Syed Arif Husain, and Aaron Zazueta, authors2000. 216 pages. 6x9. Stock no. 14759 (ISBN 0-8213-4759-4). Price Code S22/$22.00. Costa Rica: Forest Strategy and the Evolution of Land Use Ronnie de Camino, Olman Segura, Luis Guillermo Arias, and Isaac P rez, authors2000. 152 pages. 6 x 9. Stock no. 14764 (ISBN 0-8213-4764-0). Price Code S22/$22.00. India: Alleviating Poverty through Forest Development Nalini Kumar, Naresh Chandra Saxena, Yoginder K. Alagh, Kinsuk Mitra, authors2000. 224 pages. 6 x 9. Stock no. 14762 (ISBN 0-8213-4762-4). Price Code S22/$22.00. Indonesia: the Challenges of World Bank Involvement in Forests Madhur Gautam, Uma Lele, William Hyde, Hariadi Kartodiharjo, Azis Khan, Ir. Erwinsyah, and Saeed Rana, authors2000. 168 pages. 6 x 9. Stock no. 14763 (ISBN 0-8213-4763-2). Price Code S22/$22.00
Uganda : post-conflict reconstruction : country case evaluation by Banque internationale pour la reconstruction et le développement( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World Bank involvement in the reconstruction efforts in Uganda have been particularly comprehensive. In the first five years after the conflict (1987-92), the Bank supported approximately 25 lending operations and was key in strengthening the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, removing the monopoly of the Coffee Board, assisting in sugar rehabilitation, and rebuilding roads. Despite good performance in reforming and rebuilding the economy, there have been several respects in which Bank involvement could have been improved: consensus building; use of conditionalities; and, most important, in emphasizing taxation. The Bank did not fulfill its role in strengthening the power sector nor did it fully convert its coordination role into creating an overall reconstruction strategy or a sector-by-sector plan. The Bank's performance was relatively poor in the social sectors, particularly in strengthening health and education institutions. project shortcomings concerned Bank processes and institutional arrangements: Project design needed to be process-oriented and reflect Uganda's unsettled institutional environment, particularly in the social sectors where the education and health ministries were too weak to accommodate spending, and supervening events such as decentralization and renewed conflict changed priorities. Also, projects failed to adjust for differing timetables: where they were not sequential, timetables were too short to address the projected length of recovery
World Bank Operations Evaluation Department : the first 30 years by Patrick Grasso( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of its founding on July 1, 2003. This volume details this history of OED as related by many of those who participated in making that history and is divided into four sections. The first section is taken from a series of presentations made by former Directors-General, Operations Evaluations, and senior OED managers. The second part provides perspectives on OED from two of its internal constituencies-the Board of Executive Directors and senior World Bank management. Part three considers OED's relationship with external constituencies and finally, section four offers a forward-looking appraisal of the challenges of development evaluation from three of its leading members.--Publisher's description
Philippines : from crisis to opportunity : country assistance review by Gianni Zanini( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Capacity building in Africa : an OED evaluation of World Bank support by World Bank( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evaluation assesses the relevance and effectiveness of Bank support for public sector capacity building in Africa, over the past 10 years. It draws on studies of Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, and Mozambique; aggregate assessments of country strategies and operations across the Bank's Africa Region; and, reviews of three corporate and Regional programs dedicated to capacity building-the World Bank Institute, the Institutional Development Fund, and the Bank-supported African Capacity Building Foundation. Main findings suggest recent changes in approach have made Bank support more relevant; most capacity support remains fragmented; sector-specific capacity building approaches need strengthening; tools and instruments could be more effectively and fully utilized; and, quality assurance is inadequate. These findings underscore the importance of approaching capacity building in Africa as a core objective, and ensuring that Bank capacity building support is country-owned, results oriented, and evidence-based. The evaluation recommends that: the Bank strengthen its knowledge base, and amplify its framework for public sector capacity building, to better help countries; sector and thematic leadership should develop sector-specific guidance on diagnosing public sector capacity needs, and ways of monitoring and evaluating interventions; regional senior management should ensure that Country Assistance Strategies are used effectively to help countries identify, and strengthen the capacities they need to plan, implement, and measure the results of their poverty reduction strategies; and, the Bank should reassess what role training should play in its capacity building support, how it should be provided, and what should be the respective roles of a central training unit, and Regional programs in any future support for this activity
Reforming agriculture : the World Bank goes to market by Jacob Meerman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report evaluates the World Bank's experience with the fifty agricultural adjustment operations (agsecals) approved by the Board since 1979 and reflects the impact of Bank programming of a world wide shift in the development paradigm. The report looks at theory and impact, focusing on supply response, and finds that supply response is symmetrical, synergistic, and depends on the reform credibility. The report finds unfinished business in the areas of:food security, performance indicators, international input markets, domestic agricultural commodity and import markets, and the political economy of agricultural reforms. Nevertheless, best practice work in the Bank on a number of basic agricultural reforms (pricing reforms, reform of public enterprises and public expenditure programs) is satisfactory. The report gives several recommendations:a) the Bank should develop a comprehensive good practice statement; b) modification of the agsecal as a lending instrument is needed; and c) other kinds of lending should be encouraged including hybrid agsecals, policy-oriented agricultural sector investment operations and investment projects with front-loading of policy reforms related to the proposed investments
Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana by Howard White( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the impact of World Bank-supported educational reforms introduced in Ghana since 1986 and related investment projects in support of basic education. A nation-wide survey of households, schools, and teachers found that both the quantity and quality of schooling has improved over the last fifteen years. Enrolments in basic education have increased by over 10 percent compared to 15 years ago. And whereas 15 years ago nearly two-thirds of primary school graduates were illiterate, less than one in twenty are so today. These improvements in learning outcomes are clearly and strongly linked to better welfare as measured by higher income, better nutrition, and reduced mortality.; The gains in educational outputs can be directly linked to better school quality, manifested in improved infrastructure and greater availability of school supplies. Today it is the norm to have one textbook per child for math and English: rather than one per class as was common before the advent of reforms. Increased school quality can in turn be linked to the Bank's support which has financed the construction of 8,000 classroom blocks and provided 35 million textbooks over the last 15 years. Moreover Bank support helped sustain initially unpopular reforms, demonstrating the efficacy of working in partnership with a government committed to a well-defined sectoral strategy
Bangladesh : progress through partnership : country assistance review by Roger J Robinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overall, assistance provided by the International Development Association (IDA) to Bangladesh has been effective, and the partnership forged with the government has brought about some notable successes. The country has been transformed, and this has been achieved in a very difficult political climate. As might be expected with a complex array of economic, social, and political issues, progress has not been uniformly good. The disappointing progress is the result of deeply entrenched governance issues and powerful vested interests that have sought to maintain the status quo. The following are the generic lessons that cut acreoss all sectors, to guide the future Country Assistance Strategy: The role of the public sector must be redefined; there is much greater scope for the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and local governments to be involved in providing services. Future project design must improve the accountability of those responsible for providing a service or completing a project. Much more emphasis must be given to recurrent expenditure requirements for operations and maintenance, to cost recovery, and to institutional structures or implementing agencies and organizational frameworks. More effort should be made to strengthen political commitment to needed institutional change and this should be the "acid test" for providing assistance. Project objectives should be limited to a smaller number of crucial policy changes and development impact objectives
El Salvador : post-conflict reconstruction : country case evaluation by John R Eriksson( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Development challenges in the 1990s : leading policymakers speak from experience
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controlled identityWorld Bank. Operations Evaluation Division

Département de l’évaluation rétrospective des opérations.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Operations Evaluation Department.

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OED (World Bank. Operations Evaluation Department)

Operations Evaluation Department.

Světová banka Département de l'évaluation rétrospective des opérations

Světová banka Operations Evaluation Department

World Bank. Département de l’évaluation rétrospective des opérations.

World Bank Département de l'évaluation rétrospective des opérations

World Bank. Operations Evaluation Department.

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Promoting environmental sustainability in development : an evaluation of the World Bank's performanceCommitting to results : improving the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS assistance : an OED evaluation of the World Bank's assistance for HIV/AIDS controlEvaluating a decade of World Bank gender policy, 1990-99Nongovernmental organizations in World Bank-supported projects : a reviewBridging troubled waters : assessing the World Bank water resources strategyPutting social development to work for the poor : an OED review of World Bank activitiesEconomies in transition : an OED evaluation of World Bank assistanceThe World Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction