Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA) are non-lending activities that help external clients or audiences advance a development objective. The World Bank provides ASA to support design or implementation of better policies, strengthen institutions, build capacity, inform development strategies or operations, and contribute to the global development agenda. ASA outputs include analytical reports, policy notes, hands-on advice, and knowledge-sharing workshops or training programs. ASA related to private sector development at times are prepared jointly with IFC and MIGA.
Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS) are ASA provided in response to a request from, and paid for by, the recipient of the service (client), under a legal agreement. In providing RAS, the Bank's purpose is to expand the options available to member countries of all income levels, including those that have graduated from the Bank. RAS clients can be central governments; subnational governments; state-owned enterprises; non-governmental and other not-for-profit organizations (such as chambers of commerce); and multilateral institutions, including development banks and regional organizations.
Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDR) are a new, core diagnostic tool that analyzes the interplay between a country’s development goals and climate change. Climate change poses serious threats to sustainable development. For this reason, long term planning for development needs to take into account climate change. Countries need to identify opportunities for climate action by the public and the private sectors, so that their development goals can be achieved in a green, resilient and inclusive manner. Integrating climate and development is a pillar of the WBG’s new Climate Change Action Plan 2021– 2025 and CCDRs advance its implementation.
CCDRs will analyze how a country’s development goals can be achieved in the context of adapting to and mitigating to climate change. It will also reflect the country’s climate commitments and identify ways to support their implementation through public and private sector solutions. CCDRs will capture the centrality of people in policies on climate change adaptation and mitigation. CCDRs assess how climate risks affect people, and ways in which governments can build resilience, assessing poverty, distributional and job impact. CCDRs will provide analytical inputs to the Systematic Country Diagnostics and, hence, inform Country Partnership Frameworks. The CCDRs are being prepared jointly with IFC and MIGA.