Country Strategies

The World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Framework (CPF) aims to make our country-driven model more systematic, evidence-based, selective, and focused on the Bank’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. The CPF replaces the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS). Used in conjunction with a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD),  the CPF guides the World Bank Group's (WBG) support to a member country.

Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) informs each new CPF. The aim of the SCD is to identify the most important challenges and opportunities a country faces in advancing towards the twin goals. This is derived from a thorough analysis, and informed by consultations with a range of stakeholders.

View the World Bank Group Directive and Guidance on Country Engagement.

Steps in our Country Engagement:

Step 1: What are the biggest constraints to reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable way?  SCDs are built on an analysis of data and existing studies by the WBG and external partners, and aim at identifying the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for, reducing poverty and building shared prosperity sustainably. The SCD’s findings take into account the views of a broad set of stakeholders, including the private sector.

Step 2: What are the most important contributions the World Bank Group can make? The CPF lays out the main country development goals that WBG aims to help the country achieve, and proposes a selective program of indicative WBG interventions for this purpose. Derived from these country development goals are more specific CPF objectives against which the program is monitored during and evaluated at the end of the CPF cycle. CPF objectives are selected to reflect Government priorities, main constraints identified by the SCD, and the WBG’s comparative advantage.

Step 3: How are we doing? Performance and Learning Reviews (PLRs) are prepared mid-way through the CPF cycle. PLRs identify and capture lessons, and determine midcourse corrections in the CPF objectives and program of interventions. They also contribute to and help build the WBG’s knowledge base, into the SCD and CPF.

Step 4: What did we learn? Completion and Learning Reviews (CLR) identify and capture end-of-cycle learning to contribute to the WBG’s knowledge base, including on how to integrate inclusion and sustainability dimensions into WBG programs. CLR findings are an important input to the preparation of a new CPF. 

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017

LINKS TO CPFs AND DISCUSSION SUMMARIES

Afghanistan FY17-20

 

Discussion Summary

Albania FY15-19

Albanian version

Discussion Summary

Azerbaijan FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Bangladesh FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary
Executive Summary

Belize FY17-21    

Bolivia FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Bosnia and Herzegovina FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Botswana FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Brazil FY18-23    

Bulgaria FY17-22

 

Discussion Summary

Cameroon FY17 -21

 

Discussion Summary

Chad FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Colombia FY16-21

 

Discussion Summary

Costa Rica FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Cote d'Ivoire FY16-19

 

Discussion Summary

Egypt FY15-19

 

Discussion Summary

El Salvador FY16-19 

Spanish version

Discussion Summary

Ethiopia FY18-22    

Guatemala FY17-20

Spanish version

Discussion Summary

Guinea Bissau FY18-21   Discussion Summary

Haiti FY16-19

 

Discussion Summary

Honduras FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Indonesia FY16-20

   

Jordan FY17-22

 

Discussion Summary
Executive Summary

Kingdom of Lesotho FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Lao FY17-21 Laotian version  

Lebanon FY17-22


Discussion Summary

Kosovo FY17-21    
Madagascar FY17-21    

Maldives FY16-19

 

Discussion Summary

Mali FY16-19

 

Discussion Summary

Mauritius FY17-21    
Moldova FY18-21    

Montenegro FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Mozambique FY17-21    

Myanmar FY 15-17

 

Discussion Summary
Executive Summary

Pacific Islands FY17-21    

Panama FY15-21

 

Discussion Summary

Peru FY17 -21    

Serbia FY16-20

Serbian version

Discussion Summary

Sri Lanka FY17-20

 

Discussion Summary

Tunisia FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Turkey FY18-21    

Uganda FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Uruguay FY16-20

 

Discussion Summary

Ukraine FY17-21    

Uzbekistan FY16-20

Russian version

Discussion Summary

Vietnam FY17-21    

As part of the CPF approach, Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), are prepared by WBG staff in close consultation with a country’s national authorities and other stakeholders. The SCD is a reference point for client consultations on priorities for WBG country engagement. It aims to help the country, the WBG and other development partners establish a dialogue to focus their efforts around goals and activities that have high impact and are aligned with the global goals of ending absolute poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.

Guidance for the Preparation of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD)

Planned SCDs for FY18 

For more information, go to the specific Country Page and contact the Country Team.

When available, links to Completed SCDs and Public Information Notices (PIN) are posted below.

Africa
Angola
Benin
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Central African Republic
Comoros
Congo, Democrat Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Djibouti
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Malawi
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Zambia

 

East Asia and Pacific
China
Papua New Guinea
Mongolia
Timor-Leste

Europe and Central Asia
Armenia
Belarus
Croatia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Macedonia
Poland
Romania
Tajikistan

Latin America and Caribbean
Argentina

Middle East and North Africa
Djibouti
Morocco

South Asia
India
Nepal

Latin America and Caribbean
Brazil
Chile
Nicaragua
Peru (completed)

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq (completed)


Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017