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The mapping of internal lending and non-lending operations was conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: Mapping of the World Bank WEE portfolio:
An initial search was conducted in the World Bank’s image bank repository. The search used filters for timeline (2010-2021), region (South Asia), and predefined keywords by theme. These keywords were predefined for seven key WEE relevant themes. These themes included:
1. Skills and training
3. Labor market outcomes
This master Image Bank database was then filtered by the disclosure status and document type to extract only the relevant analytical (non-lending) and operational (lending) documents.
As a result, a list of 1550 documents lending, and 697 non-lending documents were identified and hence formed the WEESA master database.
The WEESA database was triangulated and matched with other internal SAR databases (lending and non-lending project lists from World Bank Enterprise Data Catalogue (EDC), Community Driven Development (CDD) project lists, Self-Help Group list (SHG), and an IFC list. This identified projects that the image bank search missed out. These projects were flagged and included in the WEESA database.
As a result, a core list of 2300 documents are constructed, of which 1604 are operational and 697 are analytical WB documents.
Phase 2: In-depth review of design implementation and results
The WEESA database was then segregated by themes, and relevant operational documents were reviewed in-depth for relevance.