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Evaluating Climate Change and Development

Evaluating Climate Change and Development

Osvaldo N. Feinstein
January 15, 2010

Climate change has become one of the most important global issues of our time, with far-reaching natural, socio-economic, and political effects. To address climate change and development issues from the perspective of evaluation, an international conference was held in Alexandria, Egypt. This book...

Evaluating Development Effectiveness

Evaluating Development Effectiveness

Osvaldo N. Feinstein
July 31, 2004

Half a century of experience with development aid has created crucial questions about what works and what does not in different contexts.Development evaluation is evolving rapidly, both to provide accountability for results and to supply lessons of experience that can improve current development...

Evaluation and Development: The Partnership Dimension World Bank Series on Evaluation and Development

Evaluation and Development: The Partnership Dimension World Bank Series on Evaluation and Development

Osvaldo N. Feinstein
January 31, 2004

Partnership is of growing importance in development work. Partnerships among state, private business, and civil society organizations are increasingly used to deliver the goods and services required for balanced growth and poverty reduction. Aid activities have shifted from a project focus to a...

Managing a Global Resource: Challenges of Forest Conservation and Development

Managing a Global Resource: Challenges of Forest Conservation and Development

Uma J. Lele
September 30, 2002

The rapid loss of tropical forests, particularly in the developing world, has been a global concern since the late 1980s and has prompted a variety of international initiatives to save the forests. In 1991, the World Bank responded to global concerns and to criticism by nongovernmental...

Making Development Work: Development Learning in a World of Poverty and Wealth

Making Development Work: Development Learning in a World of Poverty and Wealth

Robert Selman
April 30, 2002

Worldwide, the number of poor people increased during the past decade, despite technological improvements, more open trade, and improved policy frameworks in developing countries. Regional conflicts, adverse shifts in terms of trade, and marginalization of poor countries in the new global economy...

Evaluation and Poverty Reduction

Evaluation and Poverty Reduction

Osvaldo N. Feinstein
May 31, 2001

In his foreword, the president of the World Bank, James D. Wolfensohn, states plainly and precisely the rationale for this volume. "Evaluation is a central aspect of any poverty reduction endeavor. Evaluation implies that we have adopted a methodology that allows us to look in an effective way at...

Involuntary Resettlement: Comparative Perspectives

Involuntary Resettlement: Comparative Perspectives

Warren van Wicklin
October 31, 2000

Among development assistance agencies, the World Bank has led the way in policies to mitigate the impact of large-scale engineering projects on local populations, particularly in the building of dams. Since the 1980s the Bank has implemented guidelines for policies with respect to displacement,...

Evaluation and Development: The Institutional Dimension

Evaluation and Development: The Institutional Dimension

Eduardo Wiesner
April 30, 1998

This study illustrates the social and political principal that institutions matter. It explores not only how to get institutions to work efficiently, but also how to assess the proper relationship between institutions and development challenges through evaluative techniques....

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