Country Partnership Frameworks

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A Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is the central tool of Management and the Board for reviewing and guiding the WBG’s country programs and gauging their effectiveness. The CPF identifies the key objectives and development results through which the WBG intends to support a member country in its efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. When preparing a CPF, the WBG starts from the member country’s own vision of its development goals, which should be laid out in a poverty focused national development strategy. The WBG and the country draw upon the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) to develop the CPF objectives together; deriving them from those country development goals that reflect the WBG’s comparative advantage as well as alignment with the twin goals and taking into account opportunities for leveraging the private sector to provide sustainable solutions to development problems. The CPF then outlines a selective and flexible program that will help the country achieve the CPF objectives.

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    The World Bank In Bangladesh 2024
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2024-01-11) World Bank
    Bangladesh has demonstrated remarkable development progress in the last five decades. The country’s journey from one of the poorest countries at independence to a lower-middle-income nation within four decades is a testament to its resilience, policy decisions, and commitment to reducing poverty and fostering shared prosperity. Bangladesh has achieved gender parity in school enrollment and significantly reduced in maternal and child mortality rates. Facing severe climate challenges, Bangladesh has shown leadership in adaptation and disaster preparedness, alongside modernizing its agricultural sector to boost productivity. Rural roads connect the remotest corners and almost all homes have access to electricity. Bangladesh has provided shelter to the displaced Rohingya population, and the World Bank has supported to the country to provide health, learning, and basic services for both the Rohingya and host communities in Cox’s Bazar. Through a robust program of technical, analytical, and financial support, the World Bank is helping Bangladesh achieve its vision of upper-middle income country status by 2031. The publication provides glimpses on ongoing World Bank supported projects in Bangladesh.
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    Performance and Learning Review of the Country Partnership Framework for Kingdom of Cambodia for the Period FY19-FY24
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2022-06-22) World Bank; International Development Association; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    The Performance and Learning Review (PLR) summarizes progress in the implementation of the World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Cambodia for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2023 (Report No. 136500-KH). The CPF, discussed by the Board of Executive Directors on May 30, 2019, proposed a joint WBG program of assistance covering three focus areas: (i) promoting state efficiency and boosting private sector development; (ii) fostering human development; and (iii) improving agriculture and strengthening sustainable use of natural resources. A cross-cutting theme of strengthening governance, institutions and citizen engagement underpins reforms in all three focus areas. These areas address the key development challenges identified in the 2017 Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) (Report No. 115189-KH) and are aligned with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC)’s Rectangular Strategy Phase IV and the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023 and remain relevant to support Cambodia’s post COVID-19 recovery.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Republic of Djibouti for the Period FY22-FY26
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-08-24) World Bank Group
    This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) of the World Bank Group (WBG) for the Republic of Djibouti covers the period from FY22 to FY26. It was prepared in a global and national context marked by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will support the government’s overarching Vision 2035 and the priorities of the new national strategy, Djibouti Institutions-Connectivity-Inclusion (ICI) for 2020–2024. The WBG program will remain flexible and adaptable to events in a region experiencing volatility, including in Ethiopia, Djibouti’s largest trading partner, and Yemen, located across the Gulf of Aden. The CPF’s overarching objective is to support Djibouti’s goal of reducing poverty through broad-based and inclusive private sector-led growth. The CPF has two focus areas: (1) promoting inclusive private sector-led growth job creation and human capital; and (2) strengthening the role and capacity of the state. In preparing this CPF, the WBG held consultations with key stakeholders in Djibouti, including the government, parliament, private sector, and civil society. Stakeholders encouraged the WBG to play a leading role in supporting the structural reform agenda and helping the country mitigate the challenges posed by the protracted presence of refugees. They underlined the importance of enhancing service delivery and reducing the cost of services, particularly in the telecom/ICT and energy sectors, but also in health and education, public administration, justice, land administration, and the business environment.
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    At the Front Line: Reflections on the Bank’s Work with China over Forty Years, 1980-2020
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-07-23) World Bank; Raiser, Martin; Koch-Weser, Caio; Lim, Edwin; Burki, Javed; Bottelier, Pieter; Hope, Nicholas; Huang, Yukon; Dollar, David; Rohland, Klaus; Hofman, Bert; Shaolin, Yang; Wencai, Zhang; Shixin, Chen; Yingming, Yang; Yu, Ye; Zhongjing, Wang; Junhong, Chang; Kwakwa, Victoria
    This volume contains written contributions from some of the key actors involved on both the Chinese and the World Bank sides in the past four decades of partnership. It is clear that the World Bank from the very beginning provided honest and evidence-based advice to China, but China was always in the driver’s seat in structuring the relationship and in determining what to do (and what not to do). Periodically, the World Bank engaged in national policy debates, during the Bashan Boat Conference, at Dalian, then with the China 2020 and China 2030 reports, and the subsequent series of flagships produced jointly with the Development Research Center under the State Council. For much of the time, however, World Bank’s impact was at the local level through demonstration projects and reform pilots that China studied, adapted, and later scaled. Finally, an increasingly important theme of the partnership in the last decade concerns World Bank’s cooperation with China globally, through International Development Association (IDA), South-South learning, and ongoing discussions over good practices in international development finance. As China’s global economic and financial heft continues to grow, this theme is likely to become increasingly important and require further adaptation on both sides. The first part contains the contributions of World Bank Country Directors in chronological order by decade: Caio Koch-Weser, Edwin Lim for the 1980s; Javed Burki, Pieter Bottelier, and Nick Hope for the 1990s; Yukon Huang and David Dollar for the 2000s; and Klaus Rohland and Bert Hofman for the 2010s. The second part contains the contributions of the Chinese authors, which are organized by themes. The third essay speaks to the shift in World Bank’s program to support China’s climate action following the Paris Agreement, with lessons that are highly relevant for the future evolution of the partnership. The fourth contribution is from Yang Yingming, former Executive Director for China at the World Bank, and now back with the Ministry of Finance, and reflects on the interaction between World Bank’s knowledge and financial cooperation with China, drawing lessons for other countries and for the future of the partnership.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Republic of Iraq for the Period FY2022-FY2026
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-07-12) World Bank; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    Iraq is at a crossroads. The Iraqi government struggles to navigate internal as well as regional security challenges. Despite the current uncertain circumstances, the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) provides a suitable country engagement instrument to support Iraq’s progress and builds off of longstanding World Bank Group (WBG) engagement and partnership with Iraq, including in the period since the last CPF and Performance Learning Review (PLR). This CPF is organized under two pillars and supported by foundational elements – (i) improved governance, public service delivery, and private sector participation, and (ii) strengthened human capital.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Republic of South Africa for the Period FY22-FY26
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-06-24) World Bank; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    South Africa was hard-hit by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The social impact of the crisis has also been high. Since 2019, the Government of South Africa (GoSA) has embarked on a new socio-economic transformation program. This crisis has forced the Government to make difficult policy choices to restore macroeconomic stability, deal with the health and socioeconomic crisis, accelerate growth and make it more inclusive. In line with the Government priorities and those presented in the SCD, the central tenet of this Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is to help South Africa continue to tackle its Apartheid legacy of socio-economic exclusion, currently complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CPF’s overarching goal is to support SA in stimulating investment and job creation to achieve economic and social convergence for an inclusive and resilient society.
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    Country Partnership Framework for Mongolia for the Period FY21-FY25
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-04-30) World Bank Group
    The year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the partnership between the World Bank Group (WBG) and Mongolia (1991-2021). This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) covers the period of FY21-25 and is timed to align with the mandate and development program of the government after the June 2020 parliamentary elections. The CPF is anchored in Mongolia’s long-term development strategy, Mongolia Vision 2050, and aligned with the Guidelines on Economic and Social Development (2020-2025) and the Government Action Plan (2020-2024), adopted by the newly elected parliament. The CPF has been informed by the 2018 Mongolia Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and other key analytical work including a 2020 Country Economic Memorandum (CEM), the CPS Completion and Learning Review (CLR), and two rounds of consultations and a client survey with stakeholders in Mongolia.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Republic of Indonesia for the Period FY21 - FY25
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2021-04-06) World Bank; International Finance Corporation; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    This document presents the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the World Bank Group (WBG) for Indonesia, covering the period FY2021-FY2025. The CPF builds on past successes and blends continuity of the past strategy with change. The past strategy began shifting towards supporting private sector-led growth, based on investments in human capital and underpinned by institutional reforms. This CPF proposes a further shift towards reinforcing fiscal resilience, harnessing the potential of digitalization, integrating climate change considerations, and realizing the contribution of gender to promote a resilient recovery from the pandemic and long-term economic growth. Current conditions require re-focused knowledge and advisory work, inter alia, in public finances, governance, health and social protection as well as a rise in the volume of IBRD lending and IFC financial support tilted towards these re-defined priorities. This document details the CPF program for the first three years of the CPF period in light of unusually great uncertainties, within a five-year overall framework. The first half of the CPF period will be dominated by the need to secure a sustained recovery from the COVID pandemic.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Republic of Malawi for the Period FY21-FY25
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-04-02) World Bank Group
    Coming at a time of hope and challenge, the new World Bank Group (WBG) Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for Malawi for FY21–25 sets out a focused and flexible engagement strategy. The WBG’s engagement is organized around three focus areas: (1) bolstering foundations for growth and accountability; (2) promoting private sector-led jobs and livelihoods; and (3) strengthening human capital development. In addition, digital development and women’s empowerment will be integrated as crosscutting themes.
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    Country Partnership Framework for the Kingdom of Bhutan for the Period FY2021-24
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2020-12-18) World Bank Group
    The country’s unique philosophy is expressed by Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness (GNH) as the guiding principle of development. Bhutan is at a crossroads: It can maintain the current pattern of development—with rising inequality—or develop a vibrant private sector to generate jobs and diversify the economy, building resilience to future external shocks. The overarching priority of this Country Partnership Framework (CPF) is job creation. This CPF presents an integrated framework of WBG support to help Bhutan achieve inclusive and sustainable development through private sector–led job creation.