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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.
This event highlighted the findings from IEG’s report – A Thirst for Change: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support for Water Supply and Sanitation with Focus on the Poor. After the presentation on the report’s key findings, a discussion followed on the implications for improving access to adequate, reliable, and sustained water and sanitation services in client countries. The discussion also focused on how well equipped the World Bank is in supporting countries move toward SDG 6 with emphasis on the financial viability and accountability of service providers.
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).
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.
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
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.
Experts from the World Bank, OECD, and AidData explored the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development. Panelists discussed how to increase collaboration at the Bank-level, strengthen global data partnerships, and scale up investments in national data capacity building. The event will also highlight findings from IEG’s recent evaluation on Data for Development and recent reports by these organizations. You can download IEG's report here: http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluations/data-for-development
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...
In the context of the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Financing for Development agenda, the Independent Evaluation Group presented the findings from its report, “World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience” during the event entitled How to Work as One World Bank Group: Lessons from Experience. The event highlighted the findings and lessons captured in the report and engaged key stakeholders in a discussion on how collaborative practices can be used to leverage the effectiveness of the World Bank Group.
What are the key factors that impact project performance? • Which regions and GPs are performing better, and why? • What are the recent trends in WBG performance? • Are we checking the (right!) boxes when we integrate gender into WBG operations? And what implications will all of these have for the future? Find out the answers to these questions at the launch of the 2015 Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP 2015) Report. View the Report: http://ieg/evaluations/results-and-performance-2015
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.
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.
How does independent evaluation contribute to the goals and mission of the World Bank Group? In this video blog, IEG Director General Caroline Heider explains why independent evaluation matters. Learn more about IEG's role at the World Bank Group at ieg.worldbank.org/about-us
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.
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.