Evaluations Other Reports
Behind the Mirror: A Report on the Self-Evaluation Systems of the World Bank Group Financial Viability of the Electricity Sector in Developing Countries: Recent Trends and Effectiveness of World Bank Interventions
Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2015 Learning from IDA Experience: Lessons from IEG Evaluations
Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity? Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending
Clustered Country Program Evaluation for Resource Rich Developing Countries: The Cases of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Zambia The Role of Political Economy Analysis in Development Policy Operations

World Bank Group Support to Electricity Access, FY2000-2014

World Bank Group Support for Housing Finance

Project-Level Evaluations

Lessons from Land Administration Projects: A Review of Project Performance Assessments
Bangladesh: Rural Transport Improvement Project Supporting Transformational Change for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity

FYR of Macedonia: Policy Based Guarantee

Annual Report 2015 - Deepening Impact

Mozambique: Poverty Reduction Support Credits 3-5

Transforming Our World - Aiming for Sustainable Development

Niger: Institutional Strengthening & Health Sector Support Project & Multi-Sector Demographic Project

The Quality of Results Frameworks in Development Policy Operations

Tanzania: Second Social Action Fund

Quality of Macro-Fiscal Frameworks in Development Policy Operations


Managing Environmental and Social Risks in Development Policy Financing




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Event Land Administration and Poverty
Join our panelists as they explore the World Bank Group's role in addressing land administration challenges and how best to coordinate activities...
Checking the boxes: How Can the World Bank Group integrate Gender Strategy and Profitability into its Operations
What are the key factors that impact project performance? Which regions and GPs are performing better, and why? What are the recent trends in WBG...
Bridging the Gap: How to Finance Universal Access to Housing by 2030
Lack of safe and affordable housing is a major development challenge – impacting over 330 million households globally. Join us to discuss how the WBG...
Catch up on all of IEG's events from 2015.
Join our panel of experts as they discuss IEG's findings and explore how the WBG and other partners are working together to improve financial...
Watch a replay of the IEG Live panel conversation around experiences of and lessons from country program evaluations of WBG...
Towards Young Children Thriving: Addressing the Intersectoral Challenges to Child Development
President Kim and a panel of experts explore ways for the World Bank to more fully engage to meet the needs of young children and their families.
electricity access, what will it take to achieve electricity access for all by 2030
Watch a replay of the panel discussion about the World Bank Group's role in the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, as well as IEG's...
four insights from RAP 2015
Download the 2015 Results and Performance of the World Bank Group Report
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video learning and results in world bank operations
With the sustainable development goals looming large, the World Bank has an obligation to share its knowledge and learning on “what works” in development. Find out what IEG...
IDEV Interview with IEG's Nick York
IEG's Nick York and Konstantin Atanesyan share lessons about World Bank engagement in resource rich countries with the ADB.
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Children walking to school, Later Impacts of Early Childhood Development Video
Early childhood development can be one of the most cost-effective interventions for policymakers.   Watch this video about a groundbreaking IEG report that explores the...
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...
Since 1990, maternal and childhood deaths have fallen by 47 percent globally. There are a lot of great ideas on how to reduce maternal and childhood mortality. Some of them...
Watch a Video Summary of the IEG Evaluation: Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity?
Watch a short video summary of the findings of IEG's recent evaluation: Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity?
Video: World Bank Group Support to Electricity Access
Almost 1.1 billion people in the world still have no access to electricity. See what the Independent Evaluation Group recommends the World Bank Group do to support the global...
Infographic: Financial Inclusion - A foothold on the ladder to prosperity
Find out what IEG recommends the World Bank Group do to reach the 2 billion people worldwide who lack  access to financial services.
INFOGRAPHIC: Do Nutrition Benefits Last Beyond the First 1,000 Days?
A vizualization of the importance of sustained nutrition throughout the First 1,000 days.
Infographic: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps?
Find out how follow-up impact evaluations can stregthen evidence on the later-life effects of early childhood interventions.
Infographic: Impact of Interventions on Early Childhood Development Outcomes
See the impact of interventions on early childhood development outcomes. 
Infographic: The World Bank Group and the Electricity Access Challenge
Learn what the IEG recommends the World Bank Group do to help achieve Universal Electricity Access by 2030.
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