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Old Sector and Theme Definitions

Lists effective December 2001:   Sectors.pdf       Themes.pdf

List effective June 2000:  oldsectors_eff_JUN2000.doc

List prior to June 2000:   oldsectors_prior_JUN2000.doc

Prior to December 2001, all Bank projects were classified by sector(s) only.  When the list is revised, reclassification is never fully retrospective.   The values prior to December 2001 appear in the Old Major Sector/Sector field on the Project Details page.  The scheme effective after that date was applied to most projects that were active during the period 10 years prior. 

To facilitate the search and retrieval of project information, the following details the kinds of issues, topics, and/or activities which would fall under each sector. This list is based on the Bank's formal sector classification scheme prior to introduction of themes.
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Agriculture
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  • Agricultural Agency Reform (including for food safety and ag chemical regulation)
  • Agricultural Credit
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Research
  • Agricultural Sector Adjustment
  • Agro-industry & Marketing
  • Drought recovery
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Forestry
  • Irrigation & Drainage
  • Livestock
  • Locust control
  • Perennial and Annual Crops
  • Pest management
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Economic Policy
  • Macro/Non-Trade Related
  • Debt management
  • Development planning
  • Economic policy
  • Economic surveys
  • Inflation
  • Interest rates
  • Macroeconomic analysis
  • Monetary policy
  • National income
  • Programmatic adjustment lending
  • Structural adjustment lending
  • Trade Related
  • Balance of payments
  • Export development
  • External debt
  • Imports
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Education
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  • Adult Education
  • Distance Education/Education Technology
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education management
  • Education system reform
  • Education institutions capacity building
  • Female/Girls Education
  • Literacy/Non-Formal Education
  • Pre-Primary Education
  • Primary Education (elementary education, basic education)
  • Secondary Education
  • Tertiary Education (teacher's training, universities & colleges)
  • Vocational Education & Training
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Electric Power & Other Energy
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  • Electric Power - Distribution and Transmission
  • Electrification
  • Load dispatch for power
  • Power distribution
  • Power transmission
  • Powergrid systems
  • Rural electrification
  • Transmission & distribution efficiency improvement


(Petroleum would fall under Oil & Gas)
  • Other Power & Energy Conversion
  • Biomass
  • Demand side energy efficiency
  • District heating
  • Household fuels & traditional energy
  • Hydroelectric power (dams, pumped storage, etc.)
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar photovoltaic
  • Thermoelectric power (e.g. coal-fired stations, geothermal energy, solar thermal)
  • Wind power
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Environment
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  • Natural Resources Management
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Land management
  • Land reclamation
  • Land tenure
  • Land titling, mapping & zoning
  • Parks management
  • Protected areas management
  • Renewable resources
  • Rural cadasters
  • Soil conservation
  • Water resources allocation & management
  • Wildlife
  • Pollution Control / Waste Management
  • Air quality management
  • Environmental protection
  • Green industries
  • Industrial pollution control
  • Waste water
  • Resettlement
  • Indigenous people
  • Land settlement
  • Environment Institutions Development
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Finance
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  • Capital Markets Development (Currency, Exchange, Stock)
  • Financial Institutions Development, Restructuring, Regulation, Laws
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Health, Nutrition, & Population
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  • Specific Diseases
  • ARI
  • Cataract control
  • Diarrhea
  • Endemic disease control
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malaria
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Primary Healthcare
  • Basic health services
  • Early childhood development
  • Emergency recovery projects
  • Family planning
  • Health manpower training
  • Health promotion
  • Immunization
  • Integrated management of childhood illness
  • MCH
  • Medical equipment projects
  • National essential packages
  • Oral rehydration therapy
  • Pharmaceuticals projects
  • Primary health care
  • Public health programs
  • Quality
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Community gardens
  • Deworming
  • Emergency famine relief
  • Famine relief
  • Food Distribution (Supplements)
  • Food security
  • Food Stamps/Subsidies
  • Growth Monitoring
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Maternal Nutrition
  • Micro-Nutrients
  • Nutrition planning
  • Nutrition programs
  • Nutrition education/information & communication
  • Social marketing/behavior change
  • On-Site Feeding
  • Weaning
  • Institutional Reform, Financing
  • Health finance reform
  • Health insurance
  • Health insurance reform
  • Hospital reform/restructuring
  • Institutional reform/capacity building
  • Provider payment
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Mining
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  • Coal
  • Minerals
  • Peat
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Multisector*
  • Community Action Programs
  • Emergency recovery operations
  • Emergency rehabilitation or reconstruction
  • International organizations/relations
  • Natural disaster reconstruction
  • Structural adjustment
*Projects in the pipeline will sometimes be initially identified as 'Multisector', with more specific sectors assigned by the time the project reaches appraisal.
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Oil & Gas
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  • Oil & Gas Exploration & Development
  • Oil & Gas Transportation (distribution, pipelines, plants, etc.)
  • Refining, Storage & Distribution
  • Other Fuels such as alcohol, sugar energy, transportation fuels
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Private Sector Development
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  • Competition policy
  • Corporate governance (private sector)
  • Export promotion
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Multi-sectoral privatization of utilities
  • Medium and Small Scale Enterprise
  • Property rights
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Public Sector Management
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  • Institutional Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Civil Service Reform
  • Decentralization
  • Public Financial Management
  • Debt management
  • Foreign Aid
  • Informatics targeting expenditure management
  • National & state budgets
  • Public sector expenditure review
  • Public sector investment program
  • Taxation
Judicial Reform
  • Judicial Systems
  • Legal reform
  • Regulatory Reform
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Social Protection
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  • Social Assistance & Insurance
  • Cash and in-kind transfers
  • (Consumer) subsidies
  • Pensions (social security) - old age, disability, survivors
  • Public works
  • Social action programs
  • Social benefit administration
  • Welfare
  • Social Funds
  • Social development or investment funds
  • Labor Markets & Employment
  • Employment programs and services
  • Labor legislation
  • Labor market information and monitoring
  • Labor migration
  • Manpower
  • Retrenchment and compensation schemes
  • Unemployment Insurance
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Telecommunications & Informatics
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  • Design or implementation of automated government information systems
  • Information systems services
  • Information technology services
  • Modernization of existing non-electronic communications systems
  • Postal services
  • Software development
  • Standards development and regulation
  • Telecom and Informatics-related Institutions Development
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Transportation
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  • Highways (expressways, interurban roads, toll roads)
  • Road management reform and restructuring
  • Road maintenance
  • Road transport
  • Ports and Waterways
  • Inland waterways
  • Maritime terminals
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipping
  • Waterborne transport
  • Rural Roads
  • Feeder roads
  • Secondary roads
  • Village roads
  • Local government/community roads
  • Paths and footpaths
  • Service roads
  • Village roads
  • Urban Transport
  • Traffic control
  • Transport-related pollution control
  • Urban bus systems
  • Urban public transport
  • Urban rail
  • Urban roads
  • Urban transport management and planning
  • Railways
  • Locomotives and rolling stock
  • Railway concessioning
  • Railway infrastructure
  • Railway management reform and restructuring
  • Railway privatization
  • Track maintenance and upgrading
  • Air Transport
  • Air transport
  • Airlines & airports
  • Aviation
  • Aviation management reform and restructuring
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Urban Development
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  • Urban Housing
  • Housing finance
  • Land development
  • Municipal housing
  • Sites & services
  • Urban cadasters
  • Urban Management
  • Fiscal decentralization
  • Municipal development
  • Urban Environment
  • Solid waste
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Water Supply & Sanitation
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  • Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
  • Sewerage
  • Urban Flood Control
  • Urban Water Supply
  • Water-related Institutions Development
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