Report on the Evaluability of Bank Country Strategies

Sep 2005
This is a report (RE-309) of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight's main findings regarding the office's two years process of review of Bank Country Strategies. The report is organized in four chapters. The first chapter describes the proposed architecture of country strategies, as they are laid out in Management's Country Paper Guidelines. The second chapter outlines the methods used to analyze the country strategies reviewed. The third chapter presents and discusses results. The last chapter summarizes findings and presents recommendations. OVE's contribution to the assessment of the effectiveness of the new guidelines has been centered on the issue of evaluability, which is a measure of how well a proposed intervention (strategy or project) initially sets out criteria and metrics to be used in its subsequent evaluation.