Jordan: Supporting Stable Development in a Challenging Region--A Joint World Bank-Islamic Development Bank Evaluation (World Bank Operations Evaluation Study,)
Fareed M. A. HassanISBN: 0821357824;
Book DescriptionThis evaluation, prepared in collaboration with the Islamic Development Bank, looks at the effectiveness of Bank assistance to Jordan during the 1990s, from three perspectives: an analysis of the Bank?s services and products, development impact, and the contribution of the Bank and its development partners, to development outcomes. The Bank?s strategy since 1990, based on wide-ranging and influential analytic and advisory activities, was to support macroeconomic stabilization and pro-market structural reforms to foster growth. The increased focus on the social sectors was aligned with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The strategy was relevant to the government?s priorities outlined in a series of five-year economic and social development plans. The Bank?s programs, in particular, were successful in promoting policy reforms. Substantial tariff, trade and financial sector reforms, together with the removal of disincentives for...
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