2002 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness: Achieving by Soniya Carvalho

By Soniya Carvalho

This evaluation assesses, utilizing to be had evaluate proof, how the area Bank's nation area, and worldwide courses are assisting consumers paintings towards the MDGs and comparable ambitions. The findings of this year's Annual overview point out that the Bank's nation, area, and international courses are in line with the MDG subject matters and feature more and more inquisitive about poverty relief. in addition they recommend a number of components for elevated emphasis, a few of that are receiving larger financial institution consciousness. specially, the financial institution must extra totally check the results on the company, kingdom, area, and worldwide degrees of the MDGs and handle those implications in its use of lending and administrative assets.

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To avoid manipulation or distortion of actions driven by quantitative targets, a process that gives the ultimate stakeholders a prominent role in defining targets and tracking their implementation will be helpful, as illustrated by the Bank’s interventions targeted at slum dwellers. Combining quantitative and qualitative targets. Targets should incorporate qualitative as well as quantitative elements. Client satisfaction with health services is as important as, if not more important than, number of hospitals built—even if not as easily measured.

The Bank has focused on addressing gender issues in countries where there is noticeable gender disparity in education enrollments or where women’s health status is poor. While these are appropriate entry points for Africa and South Asia, they are less useful in regions with gender gaps in economic opportunity rather than in social services. A more systematic analysis of choices and tradeoffs in different groups of countries could be helpful in such situations. The MDG indicator “share of women in wage employment in the nonagricultural sector” can be expected to bring increased attention to women’s economic opportunities.

The 2002 PRSP for Albania contains a detailed discussion of how progress on PRSP objectives will be monitored. 15 2002 ANNUAL REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS Poverty-related analytical work underlying country programs needs further strengthening. The analysis, data, and projections that underpin the Bank’s programs could be further improved. Quality Assurance Group (QAG) reviews of economic and sector work (ESW) confirm that there is room to enhance the quality of the Bank’s ESW relating to poverty reduction strategies and poverty-related analysis, to poor policy environments, and to fiduciary issues (OED 2002a).

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