Country Program Evaluation: Bolivia (2004-2007)

Jun 2008
This document (RE-340) reports on the Bank's program with Bolivia over the period 2004-2007. To do this the programmatic intent of the Bank was assessed. Given the rapidly changing country environment, and the difficulties for the Bank in terms of programming and approving operations, the evaluation's strategy was to focus on selected sectors. These areas were chosen because they represented sectors in which the Bank has had a substantive role in the past as well as areas in which the Bank is increasing its presence and is expected to continue to do so in the future. The thematic approach also serves to highlight the nature of the Bank's value added for the country, and the importance of this value added for the Bank's program. The paper offers a set of recommendations which are designed to address the quality of the Bank's engagement with Bolivia.