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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.
Learn about the effectiveness of the Bank Group’s self-evaluation systems and how to enhance their performance. Hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group, this event featured the findings and recommendations of IEG’s recent Report on the Self-Evaluation Systems of the World Bank Group (ROSES). Speakers included representatives from WBG management and Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS).
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
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...
IEG Senior Evaluation Officer Ramachandra Jammi summarizes the findings of the recent evaluation "A Thirst for Change", which examines the World Bank Group's effectiveness in supporting improved access to adequate, reliable, and sustained water and sanitation services in client countries. It also addresses how well the Bank Group is equipped to support the countries in moving toward sustained water and sanitation services for all, with a focus on the poor, in keeping with Sustainable Development Goal 6. Read the full evaluation here: https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluations/water-sanitation
About 370 million people live in low-income fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS). They have higher poverty rates, lower growth rates, and weaker human development indicators than other low-income countries. This is an interview with a lead author of the evaluation on World Bank Group's assistance to FCS countries.
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
Many Middle-Income Countries (MICs) have unfinished development agendas and risk being “trapped” in middle-income status if they do not further accelerate their own economic, social, and structural transformation through a set of “second-generation” reforms that address the challenges that reflect the more advanced stage of their development. These “second-generation” challenges are much more evident and vividly reflected in Upper Middle-Income Countries (UMICs), the upper-tier subset of MICs, as measured by income. UMICs—currently 56 countries with gross national income per capita ranging from $4,036 to $12,475—are extremely diverse and have differing development needs. The World Bank Group can have a valuable role in responding to UMICs’ demand to address these second-generation challeng...
http://ieg.worldbank.org -- For the past four years, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has evaluated the Results and Performance of the World Bank Group. This video shares insight into what we learned from our 2013 report. To learn more about IEG's evaluation work and to connect with our learning and knowledgde products, visit our website at: ieg.worldbank.org Connect with us through social media here: Facebook: /IndependentEvaluationGroup Twitter: @WorldBank_IEG #WhatWorks LinkedIn: /in/independentevaluationgroup
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.
This is a short video interview with IEG's Lead Evaluation Officer discussing World Bank's Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategy and upcoming evaluation of the strategy. Learn about the strategy and how you can contribute to the discussions on the strategy. For more information, please visit IEG's website at http://www.ieg.worldbankgroup.org
Jennie Litvack - Lead Economist, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank - presents key findings from the independent evaluation of the World Bank's Social Safety Net programming between 2000 and 2010. This event - Evaluation of World Bank safety nets programming 2000-2010 - was held on the 7th November 2011 at ODI offices, London.
Anjali Kumar, the Lead Economist in Corporate and Global Evaluation & Methods at the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group explores the conclusions of a recently published report evaluating the success of PRSC's.This event Do Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs) work? was held on the 24th Sept 2010, form 14.00-15.30, at ODI's offices in London.
Navin Girishankar, Lead Evaluation Officer of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), discusses the World Bank's Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) Strategy. In this short video interview, Navin highlights the rapidly evolving global context for the Bank's work on governance and anticorruption and summarizes the findings of IEG's recent flagship evaluation. In addition to identifying key lessons learned, Navin calls on the Bank to re-energize the GAC agenda by innovating its approach to state-building and institutional development. This requires new instruments, new metrics, and more consistent management of risks.
Emerging Lessons on Environmental Assessment April 18, 2017 Moderator: OTAVIANO CANUTO, Executive Director, Chairman, Committee of Development Effectiveness, World Bank ZEINAB ELBAKRI, Member, Inspection Panel, World Bank JULIA BUCKNALL, Director, Environment and Natural Resources, World Bank RICHARD FUGGLE, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Cape Town MEDHA PATKAR, Founder, Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements, India Accountability and transparency are critical to upholding the highest standards of international development. The Inspection Panel, the World Bank’s Independent Accountability Mechanism, has embarked on a series of reports intended to identify lessons that have emerged from its caseload since the mid-1990s with the goal of...
Arianna Legovinni, head of Development Impact Evaluation Effectiveness (DIME) at the World Bank, talks with WDI's Prashant Yadav. The DIME initiative trumpets impact evaluation to shape better policies for economic development. Legovini was at WDI and UM as part of WDI's Global Impact Speaker Series.
What are some challenges that require immediate attention? What do we need to do to solve today's global challenges to have a better tomorrow? Lessons from evaluations of World Bank Group's work in climate change, agriculture and agribusiness, water, and food security. Cited sources: Climate Change Phase II: The Challenge of Low-Carbon Development. IEG, World Bank, 2010. http://bit.ly/IEG_climateadaptation Growth and Productivity in Agriculture and Agribusiness: Evaluative Lessons from World Bank Group Experience. IEG, World Bank, 2010. http://www.worldbank.org/ieg/agriculture/ Water and Development: An Evaluation of WorldBank Support. IEG, World Bank, 2010. http://bit.ly/IEG_WaterandDevelopment Food Crisis Response Development Policy Grant Project - Burundi. Project Performance Asses...