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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.

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. 

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Providing fair health care for everyone without financial risk means helping countries find effective ways to fund and sustain quality health systems.

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In our latest guest blog, Katherine Hay of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation argues that evaluators have an important role to play in reducing inequities.

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Evaluators need to ask themselves tougher questions about what difference their recommendations will make and the value they’ll add. 

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To promote inclusive growth the Bank Group needs to get the diagnostics of inclusion right before designing meaningful interventions that level the playing field for all.

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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 »

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 »

Organizations like drivers can suffer from blind spots. Independent evaluation can help provide a broader view.

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The World Bank Group commits an average of $3 billion a year to directly supporting small and medium-size enterprises. There are many successes, but as a recent IEG evaluation reported, more could be done to measure what’s working and what isn't.

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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...

Road Safety

Every year, nearly 1.3 million people worldwide are killed in road crashes, with more than 90% of the world’s road fatalities occuring in developing countries. Road accidents disproportionately affect the poor, making road safety an economic development issue. Governments in poorer countries have assumed they cannot reduce death rates until they are wealthier; however, many of today’s road safety measures can be implemented inexpensively if managed correctly.