World Bank Boosts Government Accountability in Colombia

The World Bank offered an USD8.5 million credit to improve Colombia’s monitoring and evaluation system. The program seeks to help enhance public policy design, public spending allocation and government accountability in the South American nation. “A successful monitoring and evaluation system is one that provides high quality information to the civil society and to the government, but at the same time uses this information intensely to support good governance,” World Bank Director for Colombia and Mexico Axel van Trotsenburg said. “It must be sustainable and survive the changes in governments, that is, it must be well institutionalized.” (“Colombia: WB Supports the Government in Improving Accountability” - World Bank, Dec. 15, 2008)

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