By Uma Lele, Virgilio M. Viana, Adalberto Verissimo, Stephen Vosti, Karin Perkins, Syed Arif Husain
This evaluate appears to be like on the Bank's tasks within the woodland quarter, initiatives with wooded area zone parts, and tasks with power affects on forests, in addition to the Bank's non-lending companies. those reports search to pass judgement on no matter if the financial institution has 'done the best issues' and 'done issues right'.
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Lele and Karin Perkins also interviewed the World Bank's Brazil country team and various task managers. OED would like to thank Dr. Alberto Portugal, President of EMBRAPA, and Dr. Francisco Reifschneider, Head of the International Cooperation, for their research support as well as for facilitating a number of stimulating discussions between Uma Lele and EMBRAPA, university research scientists (in Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Belem, Brazilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Santa Catarina), and land managers.
The Bank has been out of the business of giving credit to large farmers and ranchers altogether. The Bank's project experience with regard to zoning in coping with the powerful political and economic forces at the municipal and state levels in Rondonia and Mato Grosso has prompted it to operate more cautiously. The Rondonia project, PLANAFLORO, has built on lessons learned in the POLONOROESTE projects of the 1980s, but has had problems of its own. Page xxiv Since the Bank's 1991 Forest Strategy went into effect, the strategic victory for the Bank has been to avoid criticism for doing the "wrong" things.
The government was much criticized for cutting allocations to the Ministry of Environment, and the World Bank helped restore some of the cutbacks. But administrative constraints within the Ministry do not typi- Page xxvi cally enable it to spend the existing allocations and international grants fully. Implementation of the World Bank/WWF alliance is reportedly on track once again, with greater consultation and involvement of both the Bank's country office in Brasilia and the local institutions than occurred initially.
Brazil: Forests in the Balance : Challenges of Conservation With Development (Evaluation Country Case Study Series) by Uma Lele, Virgilio M. Viana, Adalberto Verissimo, Stephen Vosti, Karin Perkins, Syed Arif Husain