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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.
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.
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...
What will you remember about 2016? At the World Bank Group, it was a remarkable year that included a record IDA replenishment and a landmark speech by Michelle Obama. Get inspired by our Top Ten moments of 2016 and work together with us to help end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in the new year.
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*Welcome and introduction remarks by Oscar A. Garcia, Chair of the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) of multilateral development banks and Director, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD *Opening remarks by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Possible future paths for multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the role of independent evaluation in transforming the MDBs Enrique García Rodríguez, Former Executive President of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) PANEL SESSION: What are the main challenges faced by MDBs in terms of financing, expertise and coordination of development efforts? What is the role of independent evaluation? The way forward: meeting today’s development challenges Panel Chair: Caro...
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).
Julia Brethenoux is Program Analyst for a program of the Word Bank called infoDev. This program helps entrepreneurs in the developing world to start and grow their businesses in private sector development, including from the design and implementation of innovative business incubation to early-stage financing services. She works mainly with projects based in Africa and the Middle East. For example she deals with climatech entrepreneurs, so it could be someone developing technologies in solar or wind energy. She started working from a coworking space because she was fed up with working from home. "I was working all the time" she said. Thanks to coworking, she now has a better balance between her working and private lives. She feels lighter and happier going to the office, everybody is nice,...
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
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
Our second report on Learning and Results at the World Bank focuses on how operation teams can improve by eliminating "group think" and making room for diverse voices and perceptions. Follow the conversation online using #WhatWorks and #WBLearns and visit our website ieg.worldbank.org to learn more.
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.
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.
Arianna Legovinni, head of Development Impact Evaluation Effectiveness (DIME) at the World Bank, talks with WDI's Prashant Yadav. The DIME initiative trumpets impact evaluation to shape better policies for economic development. Legovini was at WDI and UM as part of WDI's Global Impact Speaker Series.
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.
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.
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.