Definitions of Document Types
CAE: A Country Assistance Evaluation examines Bank performance in a particular country, usually over the past four to five years, and reports on its conformity with the relevant Bank Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) and on the overall effectiveness of the specific CAS.
CAS: A Country Assistance Strategy Document is the central tool of World Bank Management and the Board of Executive Directors for reviewing and guiding the World Bank Group's country programs and the vehicle for judging the impact of its work. Country Assistance Strategy is prepared in consultation with the country authorities and other development partners. Its central focus is reduction of poverty in the client country. It sets out the selective program to be supported by the World Bank Group, tailors to the country's need against the background of the government's development objectives and strategy, and takes into account the activities of other development partners.
EA: Environmental Assessmentevaluates a project's potential environmental risks and impacts in its area of influence. When required by the World Bank, the proposed borrower prepares an environmental assessment report as a separate, freestanding document. Depending on the project, a range of instruments can be used to satisfy the World Bank's requirement, including environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, hazard or risk assessment, and environmental management plan. When the project is likely to have sectoral or regional impacts, sectoral or regional environmental assessment is required. One or more of these instruments, or multiple elements from them as appropriate, may be used.
ESW: Economic and Sector Work Assessment is a synthesis report that draws upon assessments of individual tasks in the Quality Assurance Group sample. The Assessment provides an aggregate picture of quality of economic and sector work during the past fiscal year and identifies systemic issues for improving quality of future work.
GEF: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF is the designated financial mechanism for international agreements on biodiversity, climate change, and persistent organic pollutants. GEF also supports projects that combat desertification and protect international waters and the ozone layer. The GEF has three implementing agencies: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank. There are several GEF-related documents available, including: GEF Pipeline Document, GEF Project Brief, GEF Project Document and the GEF Implementation Completion Report.
ICR: Implementation Completion Report, which reviews the results and assesses an operation, is required upon completion of each lending operation financed by the Bank.
IFC Documents: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC releases Summaries of Project Information (SPIs) in addition to Environemntal Documents.
IPDP: Indigenous Peoples' Development Plan identifies potentially adverse effects on the health, productive resources, economies, and cultures of indigenous peoples that might be associated with a project receiving financing from the World Bank. The Plan is prepared by the borrower in tandem with the preparation of the main World Bank investment. Such risks are usually identified through social assessment by competent specialists, as well as through consultations with the affected indigenous populations.
ISDS: Integrated Safeguards Data Sheetidentifies key issues under the World Bank’s safeguard policies and provides relevant information concerning their management in the proposed operation. The Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (previously called...
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