To understand the scale of the challenge, consider the facts. Today, over one billion people have no access to electricity. About 600 million of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. And according to a recent evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group, at the current...Read More »
The famous “elephant in the room”: we all want to learn from our own experiences, but at the cost of critical self-evaluation? Read More »
Lessons from the past suggest the shift that’s needed might be much larger and in unexpected areas Read More »
2015 is setting a new agenda for development. And by implication for evaluation. Read More »
The WBG’s recent external review of IEG provides an opportunity to continue IEG’s journey towards greater effectiveness 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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Learning and evidence from evaluation can and should inform action to combat climate change

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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.