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Projects & Policies

Projects are where the rubber meets the road - where countries translate their poverty-reduction goals into concrete action. Before projects are launched, countries develop broad Strategies to reduce poverty and promote economic development.

The Project Cycle traces the process of individual projects - identifying, financing, implementing, and evaluating. Financing Instruments discusses the various tools by which the Bank supports developing countries' poverty-reduction and economic development projects. 

Policies & Procedures describes rules that ensure that projects are economically, financially, socially, and environmentally sound. Measuring Results details the ways the Bank evaluates projects.

The Inspection Panel is an independent fact-finding body which objectively investigates complaints from affected people who believe they have suffered harm from a World Bank financed project.

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