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Reform and Growth : Evaluating the World Bank Experience - R. Kyle Peters

Reform and Growth

Evaluating the World Bank Experience

By: R. Kyle Peters (Editor)

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Published: 11th January 2005
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Although the quest for growth remains as elusive as it was more than a decade ago, there is now much greater consensus on the policies and institutional changes that are needed to foster growth and economic development. But debate continues on the timing, sequencing, and local adaptation of these reforms. Furthermore, although the benefits of reform are well documented--the reasons as to why and when reforms occur still remain somewhat unclear. Many countries go through long periods of stagnation or even decline, without being able to create an environment for change, while others seem able to break the hold of vested interests and start following paths of reform.

In October 2004, the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank held a conference on the Effectiveness of Policies and Reform. This event provided a forum at which participants--over 500 government officials, civil society representatives, and World Bank staff--could discuss how to improve the effectiveness of World Bank support for development policies and reform programs.

Included in this volume are the contributions of distinguished development practitioners on issues such as: the links between good performance and policy change; how windows of opportunity can best be used to promote reform; how ownership of policies and reform programs can be encouraged; and how developed country policies can be improved to create a better global environment for development.

Ajay Chhibber is director of the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank and was World Bank country director for Turkey from 1997 to 2003. R. Kyle Peters is senior manager, Country Evaluation and Regional Relations, in the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank. Barbara J. Yale is a consultant with the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank.

"This volume is the product of a 2004 conference convened by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to examine the effectiveness of the bank's development policies... This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."

--I.Hossein-Zadeh, Choice

"This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries."

"--"I. Hossein-Zadeh, Drake University


"This volume is the product of a 2004 conference convened by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to examine the effectiveness of the bank's development policies... This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections."

--I.Hossein-Zadeh, Choice

"This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries."

--I. Hossein-Zadeh, Drake University


-This volume is the product of a 2004 conference convened by the World Bank's Operations Evaluation Department (OED) to examine the effectiveness of the bank's development policies... This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.-

--I.Hossein-Zadeh, Choice

-This volume represents a relatively thorough assessment of the World Bank's recent emphasis on reform and structural change, both in principle and in the context of the experiences of a number of developing countries.-

--I. Hossein-Zadeh, Drake University

Policy reforms in the developing world : lessons from Bangladeshp. 3
The effectiveness of World Bank support for policy reform : ARDE 2003p. 15
Remarks on effectiveness of bank support for policy reformp. 25
Comments on effectiveness of bank support for policy reformp. 26
Comments on effectiveness of bank support for policy reformp. 30
Comments on effectiveness of bank support for policy reformp. 33
Floor discussion on effectiveness of bank support for policy reformp. 38
Lessons from country program evaluationsp. 45
Comments on country program evaluationsp. 60
Comments on country program evaluationsp. 64
Comments on country program evaluationsp. 67
Observations on country program evaluationsp. 70
Middle-income country strategies for developmentp. 75
The role of World Bank lending in middle-income countriesp. 87
Comments on middle- income country programs, Tunisiap. 96
Comments on middle-income country programs, Brazilp. 100
Floor discussion on lessons from middle-income country programsp. 104
Lessons learned from World Bank experience in post-conflict reconstructionp. 109
Comments on post-conflict country lessons from Rwandap. 125
Comments on post-conflict country lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovinap. 128
Comments on lessons from post-conflict countriesp. 131
Floor discussion on post-conflict country lessonsp. 137
The poverty reduction strategy initiative : an independent evaluation of the World Bank's support through 2003p. 143
Comments on the poverty reduction strategy initiativesp. 156
Comments on the poverty reduction strategy initiativesp. 161
Comments on the poverty reduction strategy initiativesp. 167
Comments on the poverty reduction strategy sessionp. 170
Floor discussion on poverty reduction strategiesp. 171
Seven deadly sins : reflections on donor failingsp. 181
Effectiveness of policies and reformsp. 197
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ISBN: 9781412805230
ISBN-10: 1412805236
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 11th January 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39