2009 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness: Achieving Sustainable Development
'The Annual Review of Development Effectiveness 2009' presents evidence on the World Bank s efforts in two areas. Part I tracks the outcomes of Bank projects and country programs and the evolution of monitoring and evaluation (M and E). Part II examines the Bank s support for environmentally sustainable development compatible with economic growth and poverty reduction. The Bank s project performance rebounded in 2008, allaying concerns about the weakened performance in 2007. As previous ARDEs have shown, project performance has been improving gradually for 15 years according to the traditional measure percent of projects with satisfactory (versus unsatisfactory) outcomes. But IEG ratings of M and E quality for completed projects indicate considerable room for progress. Information to assess impacts continues to be lacking although preliminary data suggests improvements in baseline data collection. Bank support for the environment has recovered since 2002 due to new sources of concessional finance. The outcomes of environment projects have improved in recent years. A growing number of regional projects are addressing the shared use of water resources. New global partnerships are deepening the Bank s involvement in climate change issues. But M and E remains weak: three-quarters of environment-related projects those managed by sectors other than environment lack reporting of environmental outcomes.
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achieved Africa analysis analytical Aral Sea ARDE assess average Bank-wide Bank’s baseline data Biodiversity Central Asia challenges clients climate change commitments cost-benefit analysis country level country programs development outcomes economic Ecosystem effective emissions Energy and Mining ENRM projects env pol Environmental Management environmental outcomes environmental sustainability environmental theme Europe and Central Evaluation of World financing fiscal global Guarani Aquifer IBRD IEG evaluations IEG recommendations IEG’s impact evaluation implementation improve Independent Evaluation Group indicators investment issues Lake Victoria Latin America M&E systems mainstreaming ment Moderately satisfactory Moderately satisfactory Moderately Modest monitoring Number of projects outputs overall PARIS21 Partnership pollution mgt portfolio poverty reduction project performance project ratings reforms regional projects Rural Development Sector Board Source South Asia statistical capacity strengthen Table tion Total water res mgt Water resources management World Bank data World Bank Group World Bank Support