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What can resource-rich countries do to beat the resource-curse and better weather the cyclical nature of commodities markets? Read More »
Why spend money on self- and independent evaluation? Couldn’t we improve the value-for-money equation by saving on one or both of them? Read More »
Is the World Bank engaging in countries that are the most high-risk to help our children thrive? Read More »
Should the World Bank commit to “become a Learning Organization”? What will it take? Read More »
New Year, new beginnings, and new resolutions … but how quickly do we go back to business as usual? Read More »
Tracing learning's contribution to results in a complex world
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Speaking at the World Bank, Ben Ramalingam, author of Aid on the Edge of Chaos  set out a challenge to those working in the humanitarian and development fields: Move away from a narrow focus on what we think is important and take a more wide-angle...Read More »

Value for money has become a much-buzzed about concept in international development in recent years. How can we apply it to evaluation and how would it change the way we do business if we did?

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Learning and evidence from evaluation can and should inform action to combat climate change

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Is development aid actually benefitting those people it’s designed to help? An evaluation of the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency contains valuable lessons.

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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.
Hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group and the World Bank Group’s Vice Presidency of Learning, Leadership and Innovation [Getting to]...
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...
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: 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.