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World Bank Launches New Anti-Corruption Program
The World Bank today launched a Governance Partnership Facility to help developing countries strengthen governance programs and further the fight against corruption. This new Facility has the support of the governments of the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Norway...

The Facility will:
* Support the implementation of governance and anticorruption programs in developing countries – particularly in poor and fragile states, such as Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Haiti.

* Fund cutting-edge work, such as innovative partnerships with civil society, to ensure that public money is used effectively.

* Finance learning and knowledge in the area of governance and anticorruption.

For Feedback: 2009 Development Policy Lending Retrospective;
The World Bank carries out reviews of its development policy operations on a regular basis with the last retrospective having been concluded in July 2006. The main objective of the 2009 Development Policy Lending Retrospective is to assess the effectiveness of World Bank development policy operations in supporting the design and implementation of a borrower’s medium-term development policy agenda. The retrospective will also present the main features of World Bank DPOs; discuss emerging issues arising from the experience with policy-based lending; and report on recent trends in the design and processing of World Bank DPOs and on progress with the implementation of the good practice principles on conditionality.

The draft concept note outlining the main areas to be covered in the review and the proposed process and approximate timeframe can be downloaded here.

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