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World Bank Operations Evaluation Department

Works: 470 works in 981 publications in 1 language and 33,516 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Editor, Author
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332.1532
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Development challenges in the 1990s : leading policymakers speak from experience by Roberto Zagha( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 296 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 )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 239 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
Evaluating a decade of World Bank gender policy, 1990-99 by World Bank( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
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 evaluation examines the relevance and results of this policy
Nongovernmental organizations in World Bank-supported projects : a review by Christopher J. N Gibbs( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
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 189 libraries worldwide
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 186 libraries worldwide
The World Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction by Alcira Kreimer( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Economies in transition : an OED evaluation of World Bank assistance by Alice Galenson( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
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 181 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. The Country Assistance Evaluation (CAE) examines whether:(a) the objectives of Bank and International Development Association (IDA) assistance were relevant; (b) the Bank's assistance program was effectively designed and consistent with its objectives; and (c) the Bank's program achieved its objectives and had a substantial impact on the country's development during this period. Examining these questions allows the CAE to draw lessons and offer recommendations for future Bank assistance. Annex F describes the methodological approach
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 175 libraries worldwide
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 172 libraries worldwide
World Bank Operations Evaluation Department : the first 30 years by Patrick Grasso( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 171 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 165 libraries worldwide
Annotation Examines World Bank assistance to the Philippines since 1986, a turning point in that country's economic and social policy landscape
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 161 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 161 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 132 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
El Salvador : post-conflict reconstruction : country case evaluation by John R Eriksson( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Bangladesh : progress through partnership : country assistance review by Roger J Robinson( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Strengthening the World Bank's role in global programs and partnerships by Uma J Lele( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
This volume reports on a conference held by the World Bank's independent Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to discuss the Bank's rote in global program partnerships. The starting point for the discussions was a comprehensive review by OED of the effectiveness of 26 of the largest programs, including the Consultative Group on International AgricuRural Research and programs in health, environment, and trade. Participants at the conference provided crosscutting lessons about program design, implementation, and evaluation, and shared views about how the Bank can best help build commitment and
Country assistance evaluation retrospective : an OED self-evaluation by Poonam Gupta( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
This report is a self-evaluation of the Operations Evaluation Department's (OED) Country Assistance Evaluations (CAEs). CAEs examine World Bank performance in a particular country, usually over the past four to five years, and report on its conformity with the relevant Bank Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) and on the overall effectiveness of the specific CAS. This Retrospective addresses the question "What Have We Learned?" by compiling lessons relevant for developing country assistance strategies from the most recent batch of CAEs. Second, it assesses revisions to the CAE process
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Département de l’évaluation rétrospective des opérations.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Operations Evaluation Department.
OED (World Bank. Operations Evaluation Department)
Operations Evaluation Department.
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Světová banka Operations Evaluation Department
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World Bank. Operations Evaluation Department.
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