Summary of OVE Work on Development Effectiveness

Jan 2002
The Bank's Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) has undertaken several studies during 2001 which bear on the issue of development effectiveness. Two of these, a Report on Development Effectiveness and a Report on the Results of the 2001 Evaluability Assessment Exercise, will be presented to the Board of Executive Directors early in 2002. Because both bear on issues currently before the Committee of the Board of Governors, this note (RE-258) is designed to summarize briefly the principal conclusions of these studies and suggest the implications of these findings for possible future changes in Bank procedures.