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The World Bank is a multilateral organisation and the most important player in the field of development cooperation. It works closely together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for example in the assessment of PRSPs (see below), which is one of the most important topics in development cooperation at the moment.

The following links will lead you to the respective Internet-pages of the World Bank:

Strategies for the fight against poverty; Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP)

Each developing country should formulate its own strategy following guidelines like the PRS Sourcebook developed by the World Bank. The formulation of the strategy is a time consuming process which requires the involevement of the best experts of the respective country. Currently (March 2004), 35 countries have finalised their PRSPs and another 20 countries have completed their Interim-PRSP which serves as a first overview and leads to a full PRSP.

Evaluation within the World Bank

Further topics and activities

Documentations, Counts specific information

Publications