Country Engagement

ľӰԺ Groups Country Partnership Framework (CPF) aims to make our country-driven model more systematic, evidence-based, selective, and focused on the Banks twin goals of ending extreme poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. The model seeks to maximize the impact of WBGs support to the twin goals, by contributing over time to high-level outcomes (HLOs) consistent with a countrys development goals. HLOs are typically achieved over a time horizon that extends beyond a single Country Engagement Cycle, are set at a higher level than CPF objectives and typically result from the combined effort of multiple partners. The CPF replaces the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS). Used in conjunction with a  the CPF guides the World Bank Group's (WBG) support to a member country.

Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) informs each new CPF. The aim of the SCD is to identify the most important challenges and opportunities a country faces in advancing towards the twin goals. This is derived from a thorough analysis, and informed by consultations with a range of stakeholders.

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STEP 1: What are the biggest constraints to reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity in a sustainable way?  SCDs are built on an analysis of data and existing studies by the WBG and external partners, and aim at identifying the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for, reducing poverty and building shared prosperity sustainably. The SCDs findings take into account the views of a broad set of stakeholders, including the private sector.

STEP 2: What are the most important contributions the World Bank Group can make? When preparing a CPF, the WBG starts from the member countrys own vision of its country development goals, which may be laid out in a poverty-focused national development strategy. In consultation with key stakeholders in the country, including private sector clients and civil society, the WBG works with the government to review and learn from the previous country engagement cycle, draws on the findings of the SCD, and utilizes the WBGs comparative advantage to agree on a few selected HLOs that the WBG engagement seeks to contribute to, and determine related CPF Objectives, against which the program is monitored during and evaluated at the end of the CPF cycle.

STEP 3: How are we doing? Performance and Learning Reviews (PLRs) are prepared mid-way through the CPF cycle. PLRs identify and capture lessons, and determine midcourse corrections in the CPF objectives and program of interventions. They also contribute to and help build the WBGs knowledge base, into the SCD and CPF.

STEP 4: What did we learn? Completion and Learning Reviews (CLR) identify and capture end-of-cycle learning to contribute to the WBGs knowledge base, including on how to integrate inclusion and sustainability dimensions into WBG programs. CLR findings are an important input to the preparation of a new CPF. 



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As part of the Country Engagement approach, Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), are prepared by WBG staff in close consultation with a countrys national authorities and other stakeholders. The SCD is a reference point for client consultations on priorities for WBG country engagement. It aims to help the country, the WBG and other development partners establish a dialogue to focus their efforts around goals and activities that have high impact and are aligned with the global goals of ending absolute poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. To find out more on SCDs please review our .


For more  information on SCDs go to the , visit the specific Country Page or contact the Country Team.




Congo, Democrat Republic of
Congo, Republic of



Sierra Leone











Europe and Central Asia

Kyrgyz Republic



Latin America and Caribbean

Middle East and North Africa
Djibouti ()


East Asia and Pacific
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Papua New Guinea

South Asia

Nepal ()

Latin America and Caribbean

Peru ()

Middle East and North Africa
Iraq ()

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