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To enhance the quality and impact of IEG evaluations, as well as strengthen accountability related to implementation of evaluation recommendations, IEG created the Management Action Record (MAR) database.  This database is an online central repository of IEG findings, recommendations, management responses and progress of implementation. Click here to browse the database.

Access to electricity is tranformative in development, and the World Bank Group has a responsibility to meet the challenge of powering the people head-on.  Read More »
Introducing the most famous actor you never heard of…YOU! Read More »
What can Financing for Development learn from evaluation? Read More »
Guest blogger Dr. Alison Evans, Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, comments on IEG’s RAP 2014 and notes a similarity to previous development effectiveness reports produced during her tenure with the Bank.  Read More »
With landmark development events coming later this year, IEG's Director General reflects on the Year of Evaluation, and asks "what's next" for evaluation Read More »
Tracing learning's contribution to results in a complex world
 
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Speaking at the World Bank, Ben Ramalingam, author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos  set out a challenge to those working in the humanitarian and development fields: Move away from a narrow focus on what we think is important and take a more wide-angle...Read More »

Value for money has become a much-buzzed about concept in international development in recent years. How can we apply it to evaluation and how would it change the way we do business if we did?

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Is development aid actually benefitting those people it’s designed to help? An evaluation of the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency contains valuable lessons.

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The world’s leading development economists and evaluators have been engaged in a passionate argument for years on Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) vs. Observational Studies.   For those who want the four minute version of the debate, check out the exchange...Read More »
IEG Good Practice Awards for excellence in self-evaluation emphasize critical role of evaluation The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) recently...
Who cares about getting results in development?  Everyone! But, how many know how to use evidence to drive and show results?  ...
As the era of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) concludes, the unfinished agenda is being recast and redefined through the more ambitious...

Social Safety Nets and Gender: Learning from Impact Evaluations and World Bank Projects

Social Safety Nets and GenderGender equality is widely accepted as an essential component of effective development, and in the past two decades it has progressively taken center stage in the international development community. This systematic review analyzes the available impact evaluation evidence on the effect of social safety nets on gender-related results such as increasing women’s bargaining power and decision-making, improving education outcomes of boys and girls, and promoting maternal and child health.