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The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. Our work provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group deliver better services and results to its clients. We do so by generating lessons from past experience and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders at large. IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board.


View ratings data on World Bank lending projects that closed between fiscal years 2002 and 2017 and for which IEG received Implementation Completion and Results Reports (ICRs). Some ratings are on a six-point scale and some are on a four-point scale. The percentage at the top of each bar is the percent of all projects rated (by number) that are in the top half of the scale for that rating.


Annual Report 2018: Growing our Influence

Conversations: What More Can the World Bank Group Do to Support Environmental Sustainability?


In FY18, IEG set out a strategy to align with the World Bank Group’s priorities, undertook a series of reforms to improve evaluations and their implementation, and continued to grow its influence in several arenas.

Find out what made 2018 such a great year for IEG.