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Evaluators need to ask themselves tougher questions about what difference their recommendations will make and the value they’ll add. 

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To promote inclusive growth the Bank Group needs to get the diagnostics of inclusion right before designing meaningful interventions that level the playing field for all.

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How can global partnerships and country programs work better together? A new IEG evaluation charts a future course.

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What role has evaluation played in the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals and what can it add to the post-2015 development agenda?

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IEG's report on the Results and Performance of the World Bank Group examines the role of risk management

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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 »

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 »

Organizations like drivers can suffer from blind spots. Independent evaluation can help provide a broader view.

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The World Bank Group commits an average of $3 billion a year to directly supporting small and medium-size enterprises. There are many successes, but as a recent IEG evaluation reported, more could be done to measure what’s working and what isn't.

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2014 Annual Meetings
Improving health outcomes and protecting households against the financial consequences of ill health are top priorities to reduce poverty and sustain...
2014 Annual Meetings
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have increased in the past twenty years, and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing...
IEG Learning Event
In the evaluation "Learning and Results" How the Bank Learns" IEG assesses how well the World Bank has generated, accessed and used learning and...
Ending Poverty: How Should the World Bank Group Measure it's Contribution?
The World Bank Group adopted the ambitious goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity by 2030. Taking a forward-looking approach...
In this evaluation IEG assesses knowledge-based activities in 9 country programs selected from 48 knowledge-intensive programs supported by the World...
With rapidly growing young population, West African stability and development depends on better employment  and education for its youth.
IEG hosted its sixth Evaluation Week March 18 – 21, 2013. The purpose of this yearly event is to share knowledge on the World Bank Group’s...
We are now facing a threefold global crisis: economic, food and climate. What has emerged from these crises is the vital importance of inter-linkages...

avian flu

The Bank's efforts to combat avian influenza offers a useful example in understanding how the agency can contribute to the provision of global public goods. This review aims to inform the provision of these goods by offering lessons from evaluation of the avian influenza experience.