• What is Impact Evaluation?

    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.

    published: 08 Jun 2016
  • Evaluation Insights from the World Bank and African Development Bank

    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.

    published: 03 May 2017
  • Lessons from Independent Evaluation of AfDB and World Bank Energy Sector Work

    published: 21 Jul 2016
  • Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2013

    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

    published: 16 Oct 2014
  • Evaluating World Bank Group Country Engagement

    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

    published: 19 Oct 2017
  • How the World Bank Learns

    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.

    published: 01 Aug 2014
  • World Bank South-South Learning Forum 2011 - Building Monitoring & Evaluation Systems - 1

    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.

    published: 01 Sep 2011
  • Fragility and Conflict: Assessing the World Bank Group's Work

    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.

    published: 02 Dec 2013
  • Can the World Bank Create a Culture of Learning and Results?

    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

    published: 16 May 2016
  • How Does the World Bank Learn from its Operations?

    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.

    published: 14 Jul 2015
  • Results and Performance of the World Bank Group: 2012 Assessment

    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.

    published: 06 Mar 2013
  • TOR141: The Power Of The Impact Evaluation Revolution With David Evans Of The World Bank

    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...

    published: 30 Mar 2017
  • Self-Evaluation in the World Bank Group: How to Fix It

    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).

    published: 14 Nov 2016
  • Evaluating World Bank Group Work with SMEs

    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

    published: 30 Apr 2013
  • Why Does Independent Evaluation Matter?

    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

    published: 04 Apr 2017
  • Jennie Litvack - Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

    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.

    published: 07 Nov 2011
  • Governance and Anticorruption: Progress and Challenges in World Bank's Work

    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.

    published: 11 Jan 2012
  • Anjali Kumar - World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

    Anjali Kumar, the Lead Economist in Corporate and Global Evaluation & Methods at the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group explores the conclusions of a recently published report evaluating the success of PRSC's.This event Do Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs) work? was held on the 24th Sept 2010, form 14.00-15.30, at ODI's offices in London.

    published: 27 Sep 2010
  • Ask the Experts: Scaling up the World Bank Group’s Program-for-Results I April 6, 2017

    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

    published: 11 Apr 2017
  • Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

    published: 16 Dec 2016
  • Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work A Capacity Development Toolkit World Bank Training Ser

    published: 04 Jun 2016
  • Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

    published: 27 Feb 2017
  • World Bank Group's support for Early Childhood Development

    Early development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families. To learn more, visit: http://ieg.worldbank.org.

    published: 18 Dec 2015
  • Impact Evaluation in Practice World Bank Training Series

    published: 05 May 2017
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What is Impact Evaluation?

What is Impact Evaluation?

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  • Duration: 2:08
  • Updated: 08 Jun 2016
  • views: 9619
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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.
https://wn.com/What_Is_Impact_Evaluation
Evaluation Insights from the World Bank and African Development Bank

Evaluation Insights from the World Bank and African Development Bank

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  • Duration: 36:53
  • Updated: 03 May 2017
  • views: 383
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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.
https://wn.com/Evaluation_Insights_From_The_World_Bank_And_African_Development_Bank
Lessons from Independent Evaluation of AfDB and World Bank Energy Sector Work

Lessons from Independent Evaluation of AfDB and World Bank Energy Sector Work

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  • Duration: 41:48
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2016
  • views: 168
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https://wn.com/Lessons_From_Independent_Evaluation_Of_Afdb_And_World_Bank_Energy_Sector_Work
Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2013

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2013

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  • Duration: 3:18
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2014
  • views: 124
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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
https://wn.com/Results_And_Performance_Of_The_World_Bank_Group_2013
Evaluating World Bank Group Country Engagement

Evaluating World Bank Group Country Engagement

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  • Duration: 5:51
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • views: 83
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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
https://wn.com/Evaluating_World_Bank_Group_Country_Engagement
How the World Bank Learns

How the World Bank Learns

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  • Duration: 1:21:50
  • Updated: 01 Aug 2014
  • views: 642
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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.
https://wn.com/How_The_World_Bank_Learns
World Bank South-South Learning Forum 2011 - Building Monitoring & Evaluation Systems - 1

World Bank South-South Learning Forum 2011 - Building Monitoring & Evaluation Systems - 1

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  • Duration: 13:45
  • Updated: 01 Sep 2011
  • views: 812
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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.
https://wn.com/World_Bank_South_South_Learning_Forum_2011_Building_Monitoring_Evaluation_Systems_1
Fragility and Conflict: Assessing the World Bank Group's Work

Fragility and Conflict: Assessing the World Bank Group's Work

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  • Duration: 2:12
  • Updated: 02 Dec 2013
  • views: 2553
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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.
https://wn.com/Fragility_And_Conflict_Assessing_The_World_Bank_Group's_Work
Can the World Bank Create a Culture of Learning and Results?

Can the World Bank Create a Culture of Learning and Results?

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  • Duration: 4:07
  • Updated: 16 May 2016
  • views: 5025
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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
https://wn.com/Can_The_World_Bank_Create_A_Culture_Of_Learning_And_Results
How Does the World Bank Learn from its Operations?

How Does the World Bank Learn from its Operations?

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  • Duration: 1:29:32
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2015
  • views: 624
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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.
https://wn.com/How_Does_The_World_Bank_Learn_From_Its_Operations
Results and Performance of the World Bank Group: 2012 Assessment

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group: 2012 Assessment

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  • Duration: 7:09
  • Updated: 06 Mar 2013
  • views: 993
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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.
https://wn.com/Results_And_Performance_Of_The_World_Bank_Group_2012_Assessment
TOR141: The Power Of The Impact Evaluation Revolution With David Evans Of The World Bank

TOR141: The Power Of The Impact Evaluation Revolution With David Evans Of The World Bank

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  • Duration: 47:39
  • Updated: 30 Mar 2017
  • views: 22
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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 think about the core beliefs you have about the work you do in the social impact sector, and what you expect that work will help achieve for people in need. Now, ask yourself, what would it take to alter those beliefs - even if it meant radically shifting the entire system for how you've expected to serve others? I wanted to start with this exercise because in today's 140th episode of the terms of reference podcast, I'd be discussing the revolution being brought about through the practice of impact evaluation. Impact evaluation holds the promise of confirming, or refuting, the effectiveness of the practices, processes and systems we rely upon in humanitarian and development programming to help those in need. My guest for this show, David Evans, knows a thing or two about impact evaluations. He is a Lead Economist in the Chief Economist's Office for the Africa Region of the World Bank where he coordinates impact evaluation work across agriculture, education, health, and social protection in more countries than most people will visit in their lifetimes. I know you're going to love this show as we discuss how we can design evaluations to learn more, how to make evaluation real time, and, ultimately how do you create an evaluation that will succeed - even if you're working for a small NGO.
https://wn.com/Tor141_The_Power_Of_The_Impact_Evaluation_Revolution_With_David_Evans_Of_The_World_Bank
Self-Evaluation in the World Bank Group: How to Fix It

Self-Evaluation in the World Bank Group: How to Fix It

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  • Duration: 1:20:08
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2016
  • views: 162
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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).
https://wn.com/Self_Evaluation_In_The_World_Bank_Group_How_To_Fix_It
Evaluating World Bank Group Work with SMEs

Evaluating World Bank Group Work with SMEs

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  • Duration: 2:45
  • Updated: 30 Apr 2013
  • views: 371
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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
https://wn.com/Evaluating_World_Bank_Group_Work_With_Smes
Why Does Independent Evaluation Matter?

Why Does Independent Evaluation Matter?

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  • Duration: 3:13
  • Updated: 04 Apr 2017
  • views: 2961
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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
https://wn.com/Why_Does_Independent_Evaluation_Matter
Jennie Litvack - Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

Jennie Litvack - Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank

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  • Duration: 27:47
  • Updated: 07 Nov 2011
  • views: 322
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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.
https://wn.com/Jennie_Litvack_Independent_Evaluation_Group,_World_Bank
Governance and Anticorruption: Progress and Challenges in World Bank's Work

Governance and Anticorruption: Progress and Challenges in World Bank's Work

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  • Duration: 8:07
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2012
  • views: 2286
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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.
https://wn.com/Governance_And_Anticorruption_Progress_And_Challenges_In_World_Bank's_Work
Anjali Kumar - World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

Anjali Kumar - World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

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  • Duration: 27:43
  • Updated: 27 Sep 2010
  • views: 225
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Anjali Kumar, the Lead Economist in Corporate and Global Evaluation & Methods at the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group explores the conclusions of a recently published report evaluating the success of PRSC's.This event Do Poverty Reduction Support Credits (PRSCs) work? was held on the 24th Sept 2010, form 14.00-15.30, at ODI's offices in London.
https://wn.com/Anjali_Kumar_World_Bank_Independent_Evaluation_Group
Ask the Experts: Scaling up the World Bank Group’s Program-for-Results  I  April 6, 2017

Ask the Experts: Scaling up the World Bank Group’s Program-for-Results I April 6, 2017

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  • Duration: 1:27:41
  • Updated: 11 Apr 2017
  • views: 163
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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
https://wn.com/Ask_The_Experts_Scaling_Up_The_World_Bank_Group’S_Program_For_Results_I_April_6,_2017
Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

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  • Duration: 0:21
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2016
  • views: 0
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https://wn.com/Results_And_Performance_Of_The_World_Bank_Group_2012_Independent_Evaluation_Group_Studies
Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work A Capacity Development Toolkit World Bank Training Ser

Making Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Work A Capacity Development Toolkit World Bank Training Ser

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  • Duration: 0:27
  • Updated: 04 Jun 2016
  • views: 57
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https://wn.com/Making_Monitoring_And_Evaluation_Systems_Work_A_Capacity_Development_Toolkit_World_Bank_Training_Ser
Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2012 Independent Evaluation Group Studies

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  • Duration: 0:16
  • Updated: 27 Feb 2017
  • views: 0
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https://wn.com/Results_And_Performance_Of_The_World_Bank_Group_2012_Independent_Evaluation_Group_Studies
World Bank Group's support for Early Childhood Development

World Bank Group's support for Early Childhood Development

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  • Duration: 2:40
  • Updated: 18 Dec 2015
  • views: 3074
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Early development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families. To learn more, visit: http://ieg.worldbank.org.
https://wn.com/World_Bank_Group's_Support_For_Early_Childhood_Development
Impact Evaluation in Practice World Bank Training Series

Impact Evaluation in Practice World Bank Training Series

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  • Duration: 0:24
  • Updated: 05 May 2017
  • views: 17
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https://wn.com/Impact_Evaluation_In_Practice_World_Bank_Training_Series