The Evaluation of the New Lending Framework (2005-2008)
Date
Sep 2008
This document (RE-342-1) presents an independent evaluation of the implementation of the New Lending Framework (NLF) covering the period 2005-2008. This evaluation is structured around the following 10 basic recommendations made to Management in the NLF document:


Recommendation 1: Maintain the three lending categories.



Recommendation 2: Establish flexible OC annual lending levels within a fixed total volume of lending per category over the 2005-2008 period.



Recommendation 3: Continue to finance policy-based loans out of FSO resources for FSO-eligible countries.



Recommendation 4: Make investment loans more flexible.



Recommendation 5: Continue to provide emergency loans.



Recommendation 6: Strengthen country programming to enhance country focus.



Recommendation 7: Adopt a programmatic approach.



Recommendation 8: Continue improving the development effectiveness of Bank programs and projects.



Recommendation 9: Strengthen IDB Non-Financial Products and Technical Assistance.



Recommendation 10: Strengthen analytical capacity.