This evaluation, conducted by COWI, looked at the use and effects of TFESSD - a trust fund with the World Bank financed by Norway and Finland. A major objective of the Trust Fund was to act as a catalyst for new and innovative approaches that would help strengthening the Bank's work on environment and social development. No drastic changes are suggested in the recommendations. But the report has a number of ideas about how to improve the management and operation of the fund, and it also provides some ideas for strengthening the relations to research communities in the two donor countries. Jerve acted as an advisor to the Evaluation Department of Norad. The report is available at: