Author Bank, World
Title Environmental Sustainability : An Evaluation of World Bank Group
Imprint Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2008
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Preface -- Executive Summary -- The Bank Group and the Environment -- Evaluation Approach -- Portfolio and Performance Overview -- Principal Evaluation Findings -- Country strategies -- Analytic, financing, and guarantee activities -- Need for more strategic and coordinated approaches -- Partnerships -- External constraints -- Internal constraints -- Recommendations -- Advisory Panel Statement -- Introduction -- Terms of Reference -- Overall Conclusions -- Specific Recommendations -- Conclusion: A Forward-Looking Perspective -- Endnotes -- Management Response -- Introduction -- Key Issues of Agreement and Divergence -- A. Areas of agreement -- B. Areas of divergence -- Conclusions -- Endnotes -- Chairperson's Summary: Committee On Development Efectiveness (Code) -- Background -- IEG Evaluation -- Draft Management Response -- General Conclusions -- Next Steps -- Glossary -- Chapter 1 The Context -- Evaluation Highlights -- Introduction -- Growth, Poverty, and Environment -- Bank Group Involvement in the Environment -- Bank Group Environment Strategies and Financial Support -- Endnotes -- Chapter 2 The Evaluation -- Evaluation Highlights -- Objectives and Framework -- Methodological Approaches and Constraints -- Assessing World Bank effectiveness -- Assessing IFC and MIGA effectiveness -- Other evaluation and field inputs -- Endnotes -- Chapter 3 The World Bank and the Environment -- Evaluation Highlights -- Introduction -- World Bank Instruments -- Strategies and action plans -- National Environmental Action Plans and Country Environmental Strategy Papers -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers -- Nonlending services -- Lending services -- Doing No Harm: Environmental Safeguards
Doing Good: Stewardship, Mainstreaming, Global Sustainability, Partnerships, and the 2001 Strategy -- Improving environmental quality: Stewardship -- Mainstreaming the environment in development -- Managing risks to the Regional and global commons: Global and local benefits -- Partnerships45 -- Thematic priorities of the 2001 Environment Strategy -- Poverty, livelihoods, and the environment -- Health and environment -- Vulnerability and environment -- Environmental governance -- Endnotes -- Chapter 4 IFC, MIGA, and the Environment -- Evaluation Highlights -- Introduction -- Assessing IFC Performance -- Description of IFC instruments -- Volume and nature of IFC investments -- Volume and nature of IFC nonfinancial services -- Advisory Services -- Equator Principles -- GEF and carbon finance projects -- "Doing no harm": Evaluating IFC's environmental effects in investment projects -- Performance by industry sector -- Performance by Region -- Performance in meeting project-level criteria -- Enhancement of environmental and social management systems -- IFC's environmental work quality at appraisal and supervision -- Lessons drawn from investment projects -- "Doing good": Evaluating IFC's stewardship in the private sector -- IFC Advisory Services -- Global sustainability-GEF-funded projects -- Partnership with the Equator Principle FIs -- Conclusion -- Assessing MIGA Performance -- MIGA guarantee portfolio -- "Doing no harm": Environmental standards for guarantee projects -- Performance of MIGA projects at Board approval and evaluation -- Key issues at Board approval for Category B projects -- Key issues at evaluation for Category B projects -- "Doing good": Stewardship, environmental governance, and sustainability -- Improving environmental quality: Stewardship -- Promoting environmental governance -- Global environmental sustainability
Partnerships with other stakeholders -- Implementation of previous IEG recommendations -- Conclusions -- Endnotes -- Chapter 5 Enhancing Bank Group Effectiveness -- Evaluation Highlights -- Introduction -- External Constraints on Effectiveness -- Knowledge and capacity limitations -- Political commitment -- Internal Constraints on Effectiveness -- Knowledge and capacity constraints -- Moving beyond the country and sector levels -- Authorizing environment -- Taking a longer-term view -- Bank leadership on the environment -- Coordination within the World Bank Group -- Endnotes -- Chapter 6 Conclusions and Recommendations -- Conclusions -- The World Bank -- IFC -- MIGA -- World Bank Group -- Recommendations -- Endnotes -- Appendix A: Evaluation Methodology -- Assessing World Bank Group Effectiveness -- Assessing IFC Effectiveness -- IEG-IFC Evaluation Methodology -- IEG-IFC Environmental and Social Review Template and Evaluation Questions -- Environmental and Social Effects -- Ratings -- Evaluation questions -- Project Screening and Appraisal, IFC's Work Quality (ESHS only) -- Ratings -- Evaluation questions -- Supervision, IFC's Work Quality (ESHS only) -- Ratings -- Evaluation questions -- Role and Contribution, IFC's Work Quality (ESHS only) -- Ratings -- Evaluation questions -- ESHS Success Factors and Wider Impacts -- Cooperation with Consultants and Future Needs for Environmental Appraisal, Monitoring, and Studies -- Assessing MIGA Effectiveness -- IEG-MIGA Environmental, Social, Health, and Safety Review Checklist -- Endnotes -- Appendix B: Relevant Findings from Previous IEG Evaluations -- Previous IEG Findings Regarding Environmental Assessment -- Previous IEG Findings Regarding Stewardship -- Previous IEG Findings Regarding Mainstreaming -- Previous IEG Findings Regarding Global Sustainability
Previous IEG Findings Regarding Bank Assistance for Natural Disasters -- Previous IEG Findings Regarding Implementation of IEG-MIGA Recommendations on Environmental and Social Aspects -- Endnotes -- Appendix C: Country Case Studies: Overview -- Basic Demographic and Economic Characteristics -- National Wealth and Genuine Savings -- Regional and Global Environmental Significance -- Country Environmental Indicators -- World Bank Lending Commitments and IFC Exposure -- Endnotes -- Appendix D: Summary of Country Case Study Findings: Environmental Priorities and Bank Support -- Endnotes -- Appendix E: World Bank Environmental Projects Assessed for this Evaluation -- Appendix F: Environmental Portfolio Review -- ENRM Portfolio Characteristics -- Environment Portfolio Characteristics -- ENRM Portfolio Performance -- Environment Portfolio Performance -- Performance by ENRM Subtheme -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- Back Cover
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
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Link Print version: Bank, World Environmental Sustainability : An Evaluation of World Bank Group Herndon : World Bank Publications,c2008 9780821376706
Subject World Bank -- Developing countries -- Evaluation.;Economic assistance -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.;Sustainable development -- Developing countries
Electronic books
Alt Author Eerikainen, Jouni
Redwood, John