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BP 13.16 - Country Portfolio Performance Reviews

These policies were prepared for use by World Bank staff and are not necessarily a complete treatment of the subject.
BP 13.16
September, 1994
This Bank Procedures statement was revised March 2012 to take into account the provisions of OP/BP 9.00, issued in February 2012; and previously revised in August 2004 to reflect the term "development policy lending" (formerly adjustment lending), in accordance with OP/BP 8.60, issued in August 2004.

Note: OP and BP 13.16 together replace OMS 3.51, Country Implementation Reviews.

Questions should be addressed to

Revised March 2012

1. Each fiscal year, after consultation with borrowers, Bank1 country departments (CDs) decide on the countries for which Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) will be held. The CD director appoints a task manager (TM) for each CPPR cycle.

CPPR Discussion Document

2. At an early stage, the TM consults with representatives of the borrower and members of the country team2on the objectives of the planned CPPR and on key project-specific and systemic issues that need to be addressed during the CPPR. The TM and borrower representatives determine the extent and scheduling of preparatory work the Bank and the borrower need to carry out.

3. On the basis of the preparatory work, the TM, in consultation with the borrower, drafts a discussion document.3 The discussion document sets out (a) objectives of the CPPR meeting, (b) progress in implementing the plan of action of the last CPPR, (c) status of the portfolio,4(d) key project-specific and systemic issues that need to be addressed during the CPPR meeting, and (e) as necessary, a draft action plan and timetable for resolving any of the issues.

4. The borrower's representatives and the country team review the draft discussion document. The TM and the borrower's representatives discuss a proposed agenda for the CPPR meeting. The discussion document and agenda are sent to the borrower for approval well in advance of the CPPR meeting. Alternatively, if the borrower prepares the discussion document, it is submitted to the Bank for comments and agreement on the agenda.

CPPR Meeting and Follow-up

5. The CD director (or designate), with the assistance of other staff as needed, represents the Bank at the CPPR meeting. Representatives of donors and cofinanciers may also be invited to attend. The borrower is normally represented by key members of central and line ministries and other officials as appropriate.

6. The participants in the CPPR meeting address the issues raised during the CPPR. For those issues that remain unresolved, the participants agree on a plan of action that sets out the actions that are to be taken, indicates who (the borrower or the Bank) is responsible, and sets the deadlines for taking the actions. Following the meeting, the Bank and the borrower confirm the plan of action.

7. To ensure that the implementation of agreed actions is monitored as part of the Bank's normal supervision work, the CD director disseminates the plan of action to appropriate Bank staff.


  1. "Bank" includes IBRD and IDA; "loans" includes IDA credits and IDA grants; "borrowers" includes guarantors and public or private subborrowers; and "project" refers to the activities included in an investment operation, and a program supported under Program-for-Results financing operation, and the program supported under a development policy lending operation.
  2. Including representatives of the resident mission and the Legal and Loan Departments.
  3. Alternatively, the borrower may draft the document.
  4. Portfolio status as indicated by project data, implementation status, performance ratings, and information on compliance with covenants.

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