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Country Engagement

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. 

Links to CPFs, Discussion Summaries, Information Notices (updated November 30, 2020)

Afghanistan FY17-20


Discussion Summary

Albania FY15-19 (Albanian)


Discussion Summary

Argentina FY19-22 (Spanish)    

Armenia FY19-23 (Armenian)



Azerbaijan FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Bangladesh FY16-20


Discussion Summary
Executive Summary

Belarus FY18-22


Belize FY17-21


Benin FY19-23


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

Burkina Faso FY18-23

Burundi FY19-23    
Cabo Verde FY20-25 (Portuguese)    
Cambodia CY19-23)    

Cameroon FY17 -21


Discussion Summary

Central African Republic FY21-25 (French)    

Chad FY16-20


Discussion Summary

China FY20-25   Discussion Summary

Colombia FY16-21


Discussion Summary

Comoros FY20-24    

Costa Rica FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Cote d'Ivoire FY16-19


Discussion Summary

Croatia FY19-24    
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste FY20-24   Discussion Summary
Ecuador FY19-23    

Egypt FY15-19


Discussion Summary

El Salvador FY16-19 (Spanish)


Discussion Summary

Ethiopia FY18-22

Fiji (information notice)    

Georgia FY19-22


Guatemala FY17-20 (Spanish)


Discussion Summary

Guinea Bissau FY18-21

Discussion Summary

Guinea, Republic of, FY18-23


Haiti FY16-19


Discussion Summary

Honduras FY16-20


Discussion Summary

India FY18-22 (Information notice)


Indonesia FY16-20


Jordan FY17-22


Discussion Summary
Executive Summary

Kingdom of Lesotho FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Lao FY17-21 (Laotian)



Lebanon FY17-22

Discussion Summary

Liberia FY19 - 24



Kazakhstan FY20 -25   Discussion summary

Kosovo FY17-21


Kyrgyz Republic FY19-22



Madagascar FY17-21

Malawi FY21-25 (information notice)    

Maldives FY16-19


Discussion Summary

Mali FY16-19


Discussion Summary

Mauritania FY18-23


Mauritius FY17-21

Mexico FY20-25   Discussion summary

Moldova FY18-21


Montenegro FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Morocco FY19-24 (Arabic, French)   Discussion Summary

Mozambique FY17-21


Myanmar FY20-23



Nepal FY19-23 (information notice)


Nicaragua FY18-FY22


Niger FY18-22

North Macedonia FY19-23    

Pacific Islands FY17-21


Panama FY15-21


Discussion Summary

Papua New Guinea FY19-23    

Paraguay FY19-23


Discussion Summary

Peru FY17 -21

Philippines FY20-24   Discussion Summary

Poland FY19-24

Republic of Congo FY20-24    
Republic of Iraq FY21-26 (Information Notice, Arabic)    
Romania FY19-23    
Rwanda FY21-26    
Senegal FY20-24 (French)   Discussion Summary

Serbia FY16-20

Serbian version

Discussion Summary

Seychelles FY18-23


Sri Lanka FY17-20


Discussion Summary

Sierra Leone FY21-26    

Solomon Islands FY18-23

  Discussion Summary

Somalia FY19 - 22



Tajikistan FY19-23    

Tanzania FY18-22


Thailand FY19 - 22



Tunisia FY16-20


Discussion Summary

Togo FY17-20

  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

Zambia (FY19-23)    

As part of the Country Engagement 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)

Recently Completed SCDs

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

Links to Completed SCDs and Public Information Notices (PIN) are posted below. Unless otherwise noted, the following SCDs were completed in FY20.

Central African Republic
Kenya (FY21)
The Gambia
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Middle East and North Africa
Egypt, Arab Republic (Information Notice Arabic)
South Asia
Pakistan (FY21)
Maldives (Information Notice)

Cabo Verde

Cambodia (Khmer version)
Central African Republic
Congo, Democrat Republic of
Congo, Republic of

Sierra Leone
South Africa










Europe and Central Asia

Kyrgyz Republic



Latin America and Caribbean
Dominican Republic
OECS Countries

Middle East and North Africa
Djibouti (Information Notice)
Morocco (French)


East Asia and Pacific
China (Chinese version)
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

South Asia
Nepal (Supplemental Annex: Vol. 2)

Latin America and Caribbean
Peru (completed)

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq (completed)

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2020