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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.
Emerging Lessons on Environmental Assessment April 18, 2017 Moderator: OTAVIANO CANUTO, Executive Director, Chairman, Committee of Development Effectiveness, World Bank ZEINAB ELBAKRI, Member, Inspection Panel, World Bank JULIA BUCKNALL, Director, Environment and Natural Resources, World Bank RICHARD FUGGLE, Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Cape Town MEDHA PATKAR, Founder, Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements, India Accountability and transparency are critical to upholding the highest standards of international development. The Inspection Panel, the World Bank’s Independent Accountability Mechanism, has embarked on a series of reports intended to identify lessons that have emerged from its caseload since the mid-1990s with the goal of...
This event highlighted the findings from IEG’s report – A Thirst for Change: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support for Water Supply and Sanitation with Focus on the Poor. After the presentation on the report’s key findings, a discussion followed on the implications for improving access to adequate, reliable, and sustained water and sanitation services in client countries. The discussion also focused on how well equipped the World Bank is in supporting countries move toward SDG 6 with emphasis on the financial viability and accountability of service providers.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
In the context of the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Financing for Development agenda, the Independent Evaluation Group presented the findings from its report, “World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience” during the event entitled How to Work as One World Bank Group: Lessons from Experience. The event highlighted the findings and lessons captured in the report and engaged key stakeholders in a discussion on how collaborative practices can be used to leverage the effectiveness of the World Bank Group.
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.