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Toward Country-led Development: a Multi-partner Evaluation of the Comprehensive Development Framework


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A recently issued evaluation synthesizes the results of a multi-partner effort launched in January 2001 to assess the implementation of the Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF). The CDF was introduced by World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn in early 1999, and brings together, in a unified framework, four principles to improve the effectiveness of development assistance in reducing poverty: a long-term, holistic framework; results orientation; country ownership; and country-led partnership.

The objectives of the evaluation were: (1) to assess how the CDF is being implemented on the ground; (2) to identify the factors that have facilitated implementation of CDF principles and those that have hindered it; and (3) to promote learning and capacity development in countries where CDF principles are being implemented. The evaluation was to deal with the relevance, efficacy, and efficiency of the overall development assistance system in selected countries, both on the ground and at the policy level, including linkages to the international development assistance architecture and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The evaluation consists of the 13 components: an overall synthesis report, a volume of country case study reports, six individual country studies, four thematic studies, and an econometric study. The evaluation was overseen by a multi-partner steering committee and conducted by North-South teams.


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Toward Country-Led Development: a Multi-Partner Evaluaiton of the Comprehensive Development Framework - Synthesis Report 150 Pages - 1.4 MB

Precis 4 Pages - 0.1 MB

Press Release 2 Pages - 0.1 MB

World Bank Management Response 12 Pages - 0.2 MB

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