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By using impact evaluations, we know how effective our programs are and can make good, cost-effective decisions about future programs to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit: http://www.worldbank.org/sief.
In this edition of our Conversations Series, we feature an engaging and wide-ranging conversation between Caroline Heider, Director General, Evaluation of the World Bank Group and Rakesh Nangia, Evaluator General of the African Development Bank. The two explore the role of independent evaluation in their respective institutions, and some of the key issues they have encountered in their respective institutions – from how to serve the Board and other stakeholders, determining what to evaluate and when, how to build evaluation capacity in client countries, and the pros and cons of assigning performance ratings, among others.
Maddalena Honorati, Economist, World Bank. This session presented three country cases with a view to explore and discuss how these countries with different program requirements have addressed the above constraints in setting up and implementing M&E systems and which monitoring and evaluation tools they have used to strengthen the management of safety net systems.
Organizational learning expert, Peter Senge, author of the Fifth Discipline, came to the World Bank to discuss learning and IEG's new evaluation, Learning and Results in World Bank Operations II: Toward a New Learning Strategy. For more information about the event, follow the conversation using #WBLearns.
World Bank Group country clients face three challenges such as sustainable development results, addressing gaps in development and dealing with increasingly interlinked development challenges. Has the institution succeeded to address these challenges? Video interview with IEG's evaluation experts who assessed the results and performance of World Bank Group's work in 2012.
I invite you to pause just for a second and take a moment to think about the last time you changed your mind about something. Specifically, I'd like for you to identify something that was either very important to you or your worldview, or something that you had taken for granted, that today you have either the complete opposite or at least a very different perspective on. Got it? Now ask yourself, what was it that made you change your mind? And, again specifically, what evidence did you unearth, or were presented with, that made the case for changing your mind? For most of us, a profound change of mind doesn't happen very often, but when it does, the effects of such a change alter lives, communities, and entire belief systems. As a final step in this exercise, I'd like for you to t...
http://ieg.worldbank.org/ - Our "Learning and Results in World Bank Operations" evaluation was launched at the World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. This is the first phase of the evaluation on Learning and Results. During the event, we had terrific panelists asking tough questions about how the World Bank can succeed in sharing knowledge and effectively learn through lending. This was a participatory event, with a lot of audience participation. Discover what we learned from this evaluation and why it's important for the field of International Development.
Learn in less than 3 minutes how we are planning to conduct the evaluation of the World Bank Group Support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The evaluation aims to find out whether the World Bank Group effectively promotes economic growth, employment and inclusion through its SME support work. For more details, please see the official approach paper of the study at . To provide your feedback and become part of our study, visit our LinkedIn group at http://ow.ly/kxsKu
Public Lecture by Caroline Heider, Director General Evaluation of the World Bank About the lecturer: Ms Heider is the Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group, which evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group, comprising IBRD, IDA, IFC and MIGA. As a global leader in development evaluation, she has advised on evaluation guidelines for various international organizations, contributed to finalizing the UN Evaluation Group's (UNEG) Norms and Standards for evaluation. More information on Ms Heider here: http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/webpage/director-general-evaluation Her publications include "Evaluating Policy: A Perspective from Multilateral Experience," and "A Conceptual Framework for Developing Evaluation Capacities." She has a MBA from Freie Universität...
The Independent Evaluation Group conducted an evaluation to assesses the early experience with the design and implementation of Program for Results (PforR) operations. Ismail Arslan, Senior Evaluation Officer, Caroline Heider, Director General and Senior Vice President, Evaluation, Hartwig Schafer, Vice President for Operations Policy and Country Services, and Deborah Wetzel, Senior Director for the Governance Global Practice discuss the World Bank's trajectory with PforR and identify lessons and recommendations to strengthen this new lending instrument. To read the report, go to: https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/pforr