2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective

The World Bank has released the 2015 Development Policy Financing (DPF) Retrospective. DPF is a lending instrument that provides general budget support to countries for policy and institutional reforms that help them achieve development results. Every three years, the World Bank distills lessons from DPF Retrospectives as part of an ongoing effort to learn from implementation. This is the fourth Retrospective since the operational policy was introduced in August 2004. The World Bank conducted global multi-stakeholder consultations to receive feedback on the Retrospective.

Overview

About the Retrospective
This Retrospective is an exercise that reviews all development policy financing operations approved during a three year period to identify lessons learned. The objective of the 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective is to take stock of, and distill lessons from, the Bank’s experience using development policy financing in the last three years. The Retrospective presents long-term trends of development policy financing, covering the first 10 years of the instrument.

One of the key issues reviewed in the 2015 Retrospective is the social and environmental effects of Development Policy Financing supported policies (prior actions). For information on the methodology used in the social analysis, please click here, and for information on the methodology used in the environmental analysis, please click here. The methodology was reviewed by a group of independent, external experts from think tanks and academic institutions.

Consultations
The consultations on the World Bank’s 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective have concluded. The consultation process began in December 2014 with a notification period and opportunity to comment on a concept note. From May through July 2015, feedback was collected on the preliminary findings of the Retrospective through worldwide face-to-face field based consultation meetings, videoconference-based meetings, a global live chat held in Washington, and through an online survey. A schedule of countries where consultations were conducted are posted under the "meetings" tab below.

A summary of the feedback received during the consultations are posted on this website. The feedback received from the consultations informed the final 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective. For more information, please visit the website.

Phase 1
Preliminary Findings: 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective
Consultation Phase
Closed
04/16/2015 - 07/15/2015

The consultations on the World Bank’s 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective has concluded. From May through July 2015, feedback was collected through face-to-face field based consultation meetings, video conference-based meetings, a global live chat held in Washington, and through an online survey. A schedule of countries where consultations were conducted are posted under the "meetings" tab below.

A summary of the feedback received during the consultations are being posted as they are completed. The feedback received from the consultations will inform the final 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective.

Submissions

Date Title Contributors

Test submission

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Submission from Bank Information Center (BIC)

Bank Information Center (BIC)

Center for Social Development in Peru

Center for Social Development in Peru
Phase 2
Concept Note: 2015 Development Policy Financing Retrospective
Consultation Phase
Closed
12/18/2014 - 02/10/2015

The online comment period has closed. The concept note for the 2015 Retrospective was posted on the website on December 18, 2014. Stakeholders were welcome to submit their comments on the concept note through February 10, 2015. The comments received on the concept note will inform the team as it conducts the analysis and develops preliminary findings.

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

DPF Retrospective Consulation Meeting

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Washington, D.C. (online & face-to-face), United States

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Brussels, Belgium

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Yerevan (via Video Conference), Armenia

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Rabat, Morocco

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Manila, Philippines

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Hanoi, Vietnam

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Kigali, Rwanda

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Bogotá (via Video Conference), Colombia

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Islamabad (via Video Conference), Pakistan

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Tirana (via Video Conference), Albania

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Warsaw (via Video Conference), Poland

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

Bucharest (via Video Conference), Romania

DPF Retrospective Consultation Meeting

San Salvador, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Panama City (via Video Conference), El Salvador,#Guatemala,#Honduras,#Panama

DPF Retrospective Roundtable Discussion

Washington, D.C., United States
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