Measuring, monitoring and demonstrating development results of projects and programs the Bank supports is critical—our shareholders, the donor community and stakeholders expect it. Several important initiatives are underway to strengthen our ability to meet this objective.
CORE SECTOR INDICATORS
Since July 2009, the Bank has strengthened how it measures results by introducing the collection and aggregation of standardized data from projects supported by IDA and IBRD. Currently, there are standardized sector indicators (PDF) in 26 sectors and themes along with project beneficiaries and private capital mobilized—education; health; roads; water supply; micro and small and medium enterprise; access to urban services; information and communication technology; biodiversity; conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction; social inclusion; participation and civic engagement; social protection; irrigation and drainage; agriculture extension and research; thermal power generation; hydropower; other renewable energy; transmission and distribution of electricity; sanitation; wastewater collection and transportation; wastewater treatment and disposal; forestry; land administration and management; pollution management and environmental health; energy efficiency in heat and power; and oil and gas. Standardized sector indicators for additional sectors and themes are under preparation. The use of standardized sector indicators is being encouraged for Recipient Executed Trust Funds.
This newly aggregated information supplements the more-detailed project, country and sector results data previously available. These indicators enable staff to gather data on a uniform set of indicators at the project level, and improve our ability to aggregate and report on results at the corporate level across the results chain. To facilitate the capture of this key data, Bank systems have been updated to allow teams to add relevant standardized sector indicators to the project results frameworks.
The use of standardized core sector indicators was launched on July 1, 2009.The data collected is preliminary, but the early results are encouraging and show that IDA 14 and IDA 15 projects have already contributed to the achievement of significant results.
Over 1 million additional teachers became qualified to teach at the primary level
Over 600,000 additional classrooms were constructed or rehabilitated
More than 11 million people gained access to a basic package of health, nutrition, or population services
About 450,000 health personnel received training
Over 2,500 health facilities were constructed, renovated and/or equipped
Almost 13 million children have been immunized and close to 8 million received a dose of Vitamin A
About 28 million insecticide-treated malaria nets were purchased and/or distributed
Over 28,500 adults and children with HIV received antiretroviral combination therapy
About 3,790 km of rural roads and 1,900 km of non-rural roads were constructed or rehabilitated
Almost 6.8 million people in project areas were provided with access to Improved Water Sources
About 11,600 community water points were constructed or rehabilitated
About 334,000 new piped household water connections were established, and another 157,000 were rehabilitated
Close to 1,280 water utilities and water service providers are being supported