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To enhance the quality and impact of IEG evaluations, as well as strengthen accountability related to implementation of evaluation recommendations, IEG created the Management Action Record (MAR) database.  This database is an online central repository of IEG findings, recommendations, management responses and progress of implementation. Click here to browse the database.

An IEG report on the gender implications of social safety net projects finds that even when these interventions don’t aim to have an impact on gender equality, they usually do.  Read More »
Ensuring everyone involved in a partnership evaluation gets what they expect Read More »
Evaluations that make a difference address the issue of influence throughout the process Read More »
Evaluation has a greater role to play in informing the debates and decisions of parliamentarians Read More »
Halfway through the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, traffic accidents continue to exact a devastating toll. Bold actions are needed if the initiative’s objectives are to be met.  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 »

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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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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The world’s leading development economists and evaluators have been engaged in a passionate argument for years on Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) vs. Observational Studies.   For those who want the four minute version of the debate, check out the exchange...Read More »
2014 Annual Meetings
Improving health outcomes and protecting households against the financial consequences of ill health are top priorities to reduce poverty and sustain...
2014 Annual Meetings
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have increased in the past twenty years, and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing...

Social Safety Nets and Gender: Learning from Impact Evaluations and World Bank Projects

Social Safety Nets and GenderGender equality is widely accepted as an essential component of effective development, and in the past two decades it has progressively taken center stage in the international development community. This systematic review analyzes the available impact evaluation evidence on the effect of social safety nets on gender-related results such as increasing women’s bargaining power and decision-making, improving education outcomes of boys and girls, and promoting maternal and child health.