Oversight Note on the Additionality of Resources of the C and D Action Plan

Nov 2003
As part of OVE 2003 work program (RE-290), the Board of Directors requested an oversight study on the "financial additionality" of the C and D Action Plan. Responding to this, this report addresses the issue of whether the Plan provided financial additionality to C and D borrowing member countries. Based on the limited data available, the study attempts to estimate financial additionality for each of the four subprograms included in the Plan. These include support for: 1) Project identification and execution in country offices (CO) using administrative resources; 2) Project preparation in headquarters (HQ) using administrative resources; 3) Project identification and execution in CO using FSO resources; 4) Training using FSO resources. The study findings indicate mixed results with regard to financial additionality.