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Policy and Institutional Reform for Sustainable Development

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

This event will feature simultaneous interpretation ENG <> FRE

Join MCC and the World Bank’s Coalitions for Reforms Program for this hybrid event to discuss lessons learned from supporting and evaluating policy and institutional reform programs.

Policy and institutional reforms often involve multiple levels of complexity that make it difficult to design, implement, and evaluate using conventional approaches. Coalitions for Reforms (C4R) and MCC invite you for a joint learning event on supporting and evaluating reforms. The session will include an introduction to the “PIR Methods Menu” platform. This user tool is designed to help development evaluators and practitioners choose the right evidence approach(es) for their program phase, context, and needs. The event will include engaging discussions with project leads from Morocco, Cabo Verde and Niger, who will share their experiences and lessons learned in driving transformative reforms.

In Cabo Verde, MCC’s $66.2 million Cabo Verde Compact II (2012-2017) funded the $41.1 million Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Project. The project aimed to improve service delivery and increase households’ access to piped water and sanitation by strengthening the institutional and regulatory environment; creating a new, financially sustainable corporatized water utility; funding infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion; and subsidizing household connections to the water and sewer networks.

In Morocco, MCC’s $460.5 million Morocco Employability and Land Compact (2017-2023) funded the $33 million Rural Land Activity. The activity supported the Government of Morocco to design and implement an improved process for developing collective land in irrigated areas by granting land titles to individual men and women farmers and their families, strengthening their capacities and ensuring their empowerment. The presentation will focus on lessons learned from supporting women especially through inheritance reform and how those lessons can be applied to future land titling efforts".

In Niger, MCC’s $ 442.6 million Niger Compact (2018-2024) funded the Fertilizer Sector Reform Program (PARSEN in French). Beginning in 2018, the PARSEN assisted the Government of Niger to significantly open its fertilizer sector to private sector participation; which led to the importation of triple the amount of fertilizer prior to the reform (despite global pressures on fertilizer prices). The presentation will focus on how such an important reform evolves in challenging contexts, as well as some of the key lessons learned for adapting to other agricultural policy reform programs.


  • Clara de Sousa, Country Director, Sahel, World Bank


  • Samuel Garoni, Governance Specialist, World Bank


  • Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation, MCC.
  • Julian Glucroft, Associate Director, M&E Division, MCC
  • Cláudio Lopes dos Santos, CEO of the National Agency for Water and Sanitation.
  • Hamza El Hassouni, Former Rural Land Activity Manager, MCA Morocco II
  • Zakou Aminata Samaké Boubacar. Director of the Irrigation and Market Access Project, MCA Niger.


  • Rachel Lemay Ort, Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank
  • Sanjay Pahuja, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, World Bank


Hybrid event - Online and In-person at World Bank HQ