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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.
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.
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.
In 2013, the World Bank Group launched a new model for engaging its client countries. Underpinned by two instruments – the systematic country diagnostic (SCD) and the country partnership framework (CPF), the new model is designed to promote greater country ownership and better align the World Bank Group’s work with client country development priorities. In doing so, the new model positions the World Bank Group and countries to identify the most critical constraints to, and opportunities for achieving the twin goals of reducing poverty and building shared prosperity. Learn more http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluations/scd-cpf
It is widely believed, that organizations need to continually learn and adapt in order to grow and prosper—or face extinction. With the sustainable development goals looming large, the World Bank has an obligation to share its knowledge and learning on “what works” in development. IEG’s report on Learning and Results found that the World Bank faces major challenges in building evidence and learning into its operational work. Find out what IEG recommends the World Bank do to create and sustain a robust learning culture. Read the Report http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluations/learning-and-results
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.
Almost 1.1 billion people in the world still have no access to electricity. A recent evaluation undertaken by the Independent Evaluation Group looks at how the World Bank Group is addressing the global electricity access challenge. Read the Report: World Bank Group Support to Electricity Access http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluations/world-bank-group-support-electricity-access
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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.