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  • Five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Caroline Heider, Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank shares five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Source: Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

    Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

    Five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Caroline Heider, Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank shares five opportunities to change what and how we evaluate as we take on three ambitious development agendas. Source: Evaluation 2030 – What Does the Future Look Like? | Independent Evaluation Group

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  • This site http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org has been developed with a number of enhancements, with the goal of improving your experience online with the World Bank Group. The site has over 20 new features and enhancements, designed to simplify and improve access to resources, promote learning, and enhance engagement. Among the new features are knowledge and learning highlights, updated data tables, a new topical content structure, audience-specific entry points, and an all-new search. Improving World Bank Group Development Results Through Excellence in Evaluation The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is charged with evaluating the activities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (the World Bank), the work of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in private sector development, and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency’s (MIGA) guarantee projects and services. The Director-General of IEG reports directly to the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors. The goals of evaluation are to provide an […]

    New Independent Evaluation Group IEG Website

    This site http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org has been developed with a number of enhancements, with the goal of improving your experience online with the World Bank Group. The site has over 20 new features and enhancements, designed to simplify and improve access to resources, promote learning, and enhance engagement. Among the new features are knowledge and learning highlights, updated data tables, a new topical content structure, audience-specific entry points, and an all-new search. Improving World Bank Group Development Results Through Excellence in Evaluation The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is charged with evaluating the activities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (the World Bank), the work of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in private sector development, and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency’s (MIGA) guarantee projects and services. The Director-General of IEG reports directly to the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors. The goals of evaluation are to provide an […]

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  • International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013/ — Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that they would strengthen inter-agency sharing and collaboration on issues related to data and statistical capacity building. This will provide the global community with better statistical tools to measure progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 development Donald Kaberuka – AfDB President_.jpgagenda and improve the lives of people in the developing world. This historic meeting of resourceful institutions confirmed my belief that by working together we can demonstrate the power of multilateralism to secure a better future for all. The first-of-its-kind meeting and agreement will help us further deepen our joint work to meet […]

    International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data

    International Financial Institutions Agree to Share Data to Improve Development Outcomes and Lay the Groundwork for the Post-2015 Development Agenda WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013/ — Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that they would strengthen inter-agency sharing and collaboration on issues related to data and statistical capacity building. This will provide the global community with better statistical tools to measure progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 development Donald Kaberuka – AfDB President_.jpgagenda and improve the lives of people in the developing world. This historic meeting of resourceful institutions confirmed my belief that by working together we can demonstrate the power of multilateralism to secure a better future for all. The first-of-its-kind meeting and agreement will help us further deepen our joint work to meet […]

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  • All regions of the world would suffer – some more than others – but the report finds that the poor will suffer the most. WASHINGTON, November 18, 2012 – The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to a new scientific report released today that was commissioned by the World Bank. Turn Down the Heat, a snapshot of the latest climate science prepared for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Climate Analytics, says that the world is on a path to a 4 degree Celsius[1] (4°C) warmer world by end of this century and current greenhouse gas […]

    Risks of 4 Degree Hotter World by End of Century

    All regions of the world would suffer – some more than others – but the report finds that the poor will suffer the most. WASHINGTON, November 18, 2012 – The world is barreling down a path to heat up by 4 degrees at the end of the century if the global community fails to act on climate change, triggering a cascade of cataclysmic changes that include extreme heat-waves, declining global food stocks and a sea-level rise affecting hundreds of millions of people, according to a new scientific report released today that was commissioned by the World Bank. Turn Down the Heat, a snapshot of the latest climate science prepared for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Climate Analytics, says that the world is on a path to a 4 degree Celsius[1] (4°C) warmer world by end of this century and current greenhouse gas […]

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  • The Development Impact Evaluation Initiative is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. via Development Impact Evaluation Initiative.

    Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME)

    The Development Impact Evaluation Initiative is a World Bank-wide program to generate knowledge on the effectiveness of development policies. Working across 18 thematic areas, DIME collaborates with 300 agencies in 72 countries to improve the effectiveness of policies and programs and strengthen country capacity for real-time evidence-based policy-making. via Development Impact Evaluation Initiative.

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  • Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also be easily adapted for impact evaluation (IE) in other fields. The toolkit includes: • best practices for each stage of the IE cycle, such as how to choose evaluation questions, build a team, design an evaluation, and collect and analyse data. • over 50 tools, including terms of reference for team members and survey firms, household and facility questionnaires, data-entry programmes, and materials for training enumerators and supervising field work. In each module, the toolkit provides technical tools that can be used to implement the recommendations of the narrative. More than 50 tools are included, […]

    Impact Evaluation Toolkit | The World Bank

    Measuring the Impact of Results-Based Financing on Maternal and Child Health This World Bank toolkit offers a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate the impact of interventions, especially those related to maternal and child health and those involving results-based financing (RBF). According to its developer, the World Bank Human Development Network, the guide can also be easily adapted for impact evaluation (IE) in other fields. The toolkit includes: • best practices for each stage of the IE cycle, such as how to choose evaluation questions, build a team, design an evaluation, and collect and analyse data. • over 50 tools, including terms of reference for team members and survey firms, household and facility questionnaires, data-entry programmes, and materials for training enumerators and supervising field work. In each module, the toolkit provides technical tools that can be used to implement the recommendations of the narrative. More than 50 tools are included, […]

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  • World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim asked you to send your questions, comments and views on the best ways to eradicate poverty. We received over 1,000 posts from 62 countries via Facebook, Twitter, and World Bank Live. Watch Dr. Kim answering some of your questions – on the impact of the global financial crisis on developing countries, jobs and unemployment, gender equality and child malnutrition.

    World Bank President Jim Kim Answers Your Questions

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim asked you to send your questions, comments and views on the best ways to eradicate poverty. We received over 1,000 posts from 62 countries via Facebook, Twitter, and World Bank Live. Watch Dr. Kim answering some of your questions – on the impact of the global financial crisis on developing countries, jobs and unemployment, gender equality and child malnutrition.

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  • The Global Trade Logistics Advisory program of the World Bank Groups’ Investment Climate Department (IC) has been dedicated to assisting countries in creating simple, efficient and accountable trade logistics systems and services that have a dramatic impact on economic development. The team has produced a video that highlights client success stories from Colombia, Liberia and Rwanda. The countries’ reform experiences serve as testimony to the joint effort involved in improving regulations, policies and streamlining the trade transactions process so as to create an environment that is conducive to trade and business growth.

    Global Trade Logistics Advisory program of the World Bank

    The Global Trade Logistics Advisory program of the World Bank Groups’ Investment Climate Department (IC) has been dedicated to assisting countries in creating simple, efficient and accountable trade logistics systems and services that have a dramatic impact on economic development. The team has produced a video that highlights client success stories from Colombia, Liberia and Rwanda. The countries’ reform experiences serve as testimony to the joint effort involved in improving regulations, policies and streamlining the trade transactions process so as to create an environment that is conducive to trade and business growth.

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  • The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment of a need. The fundamental lesson emerging from these four case studies is that development projects work better when they are based on a sound and thorough understanding of the micro-economic and cultural conditions prevailing among the people for whom the projects are intended. A corollary, more practical lesson is that this kind of grounded understanding is best gained by systematic inquiry based largely on listening to intended beneficiaries in the communities where they work and live. IEG_Poverty_Case_Studies.pdf (application/pdf-Objekt).

    The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

    The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment of a need. The fundamental lesson emerging from these four case studies is that development projects work better when they are based on a sound and thorough understanding of the micro-economic and cultural conditions prevailing among the people for whom the projects are intended. A corollary, more practical lesson is that this kind of grounded understanding is best gained by systematic inquiry based largely on listening to intended beneficiaries in the communities where they work and live. IEG_Poverty_Case_Studies.pdf (application/pdf-Objekt).

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  • Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great pressure to promote programs that can recharge growth and reduce poverty. At the World Bank, our work is centered on aid effectiveness and how to improve the targeting and effi cacy of programs that we support. As we are well aware, however, times of crisis as well as a multitude of other factors can inhibit a clear understanding of how interventions work—and how effective programs can be in the long run. Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices makes a valuable contribution in this area by providing, for policy and research audiences, a comprehensive […]

    World Bank | Handbook on Impact Evaluation | Quantitative Methods and Practices

    Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices, by Shahidur R. Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Hussain A. Samad, The World Bank, Washington DC, 2010, online at http://tinyurl.com/cm4q99v Identifying the precise effects of a policy is a complex and challenging task. This issue is particularly salient in an uncertain economic climate, where governments are under great pressure to promote programs that can recharge growth and reduce poverty. At the World Bank, our work is centered on aid effectiveness and how to improve the targeting and effi cacy of programs that we support. As we are well aware, however, times of crisis as well as a multitude of other factors can inhibit a clear understanding of how interventions work—and how effective programs can be in the long run. Handbook on Impact Evaluation: Quantitative Methods and Practices makes a valuable contribution in this area by providing, for policy and research audiences, a comprehensive […]

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  • The Evaluation Oversight Committee (EOC) of the Independent Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) requests your feedback on the draft approach to the evaluation. The EOC (of which IEG is a member) would particularly like input on the proposed evaluation questions, and the overall scope and purpose of the evaluation. Please visit http://www.cifevaluation.org to read the draft Approach Paper, learn more about the evaluation, and submit your comments. Feedback is requested by July 20, 2012. The EOC may be contacted at eoc@cifevaluation.org. More information: Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

    Provide your feedback to an upcoming evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds

    The Evaluation Oversight Committee (EOC) of the Independent Evaluation of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) requests your feedback on the draft approach to the evaluation. The EOC (of which IEG is a member) would particularly like input on the proposed evaluation questions, and the overall scope and purpose of the evaluation. Please visit http://www.cifevaluation.org to read the draft Approach Paper, learn more about the evaluation, and submit your comments. Feedback is requested by July 20, 2012. The EOC may be contacted at eoc@cifevaluation.org. More information: Climate Investment Funds (CIF).

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  • The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs to alleviate poverty. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The SIEF will finance impact evaluations in the areas of: 1) Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Development, 2) Basic Education Service Delivery, 3) Health Systems and Service Delivery and 4) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Sustainable Human Development. HD Office of the Chief Economist – Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF).

    Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF), World Bank

    The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs to alleviate poverty. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The SIEF will finance impact evaluations in the areas of: 1) Early Childhood Nutrition, Health and Development, 2) Basic Education Service Delivery, 3) Health Systems and Service Delivery and 4) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Sustainable Human Development. HD Office of the Chief Economist – Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF).

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