THE WORLD BANK OPERATIO NS EVALUATION DEPARTMENT
Evaluation of the World Bank’s Contribution
To Chinese Enterprise Reform
Director-General, Operations Evaluation: Gregory K. Ingram
Director: Ajay Chhibber
Manager: R. Kyle Peters
Task Manager: Gene Tidrick
This paper is available upon request from OED. It was prepared in 2003 as
a background paper for the China Country Assistance Evaluation.
The World Bank
ENHANCING DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH EXCELLENCE
AND INDEPENDENCE IN EVALUATION
The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) is an independent unit within the World Bank; it
reports directly to the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. OED assesses what works, and what does
not; how a borrower plans to run and maintain a project; and the lasting contribution of the Bank to
a country’s overall development. The goals of evaluation are to learn from experience, to provide an
objective basis for assessing the results of the Bank’s work, and to provide accountability in the
achievement of its objectives. It also improves Bank work by identifying and disseminating the lessons
learned from experience and by framing recommendations drawn from evaluation findings.
OED Working Papers are an informal series to disseminate the findings of work in progress to
encourage the exchange of ideas about development effectiveness through evaluation.
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governments they represent.
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