An Evaluation of World Bank Group Support
Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group. July 2008
Available online PDF [242p.] at: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTENVIRONMENT/Resources/environ_eval.pdf
"….This evaluation assesses the Bank Group's support for environmental sustainability—in both the public and private sectors—over the past 15 years. It identifies several crucial constraints that need to be addressed, perhaps most importantly insufficient government commitment to environmental goals and weak institutional capacity to deal with them. But constraints within the Bank Group, including insufficient attention to longer-term sustainable development, must be reduced as well. The Bank Group needs improved systems in place—across the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA —to monitor environmental outcomes and to assess impacts. Better coordination among the three parts of the Bank Group is also among the key challenges…."
Chapter 1: The Context
Chapter 2: The Evaluation
Chapter 3: World Bank and the Environment
Chapter 4: IFC, MIGA, and the Environment
Chapter 5: Enhancing Bank Group Effectiveness
Chapter 6: Conclusions and Recommendations
Annex A: Evaluation Methodology
Annex B: Relevant Findings from Previous IEG Evaluations
Annex C: Country Case Studies: Overview
Annex D: Summary of Country Case Study Findings: Environmental Priorities and Bank Support
Annex E: World Bank Environmental Projects Assessed for this Evaluation
Annex F: Environmental Portfolio Review
Summary of Country Case Study Findings
The summaries below contain a set of matrices that indicate how the Bank has responded to a range of key environmental issues in its country strategies, economic and sector work, and lending and grant operations both before and after 2000, together with the relative severity of each issue in each country.
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