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Country Assistance Strategy (CAS)

Country Assistance Strategy (CAS)

Background on Country Assistance Strategy

The Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is the most important World Bank country document. It is tailored to the needs and circumstances of each country and lays down the Bank Group's development priorities, as well as the level and type of assistance the Bank will provide for a period of three years.

The CAS preparation is a participatory process. Before its adoption, key elements of the strategy are discussed with government representatives, and, to ensure the widest possible involvement, public dialogues are also held, with Internet-based discussions taking place in many countries.

However, the CAS is not a negotiated document. Any differences between the country's own agenda and the Bank's strategy are highlighted in the CAS document. A progress report is issued in the intervening year. For more information, visit the World Bank CAS website.

A new country Assistance Strategy, 2010-2013 in preparation

A new Country assistance for Gabon is in preparation, and will cover the period 2010-2013 the document will link with the upcoming national PRSP.
The Gabon’s 2005-2009 CAS reflects the Government’s priorities over the medium term, which is: (i) to improve efficiency in the use of public resources, with a focus on improving the quality and quantity of basic services; and (ii) to improve the environment for private sector-led investment in the non-oil sectors of the economy.




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