Why #WhatWorks?

The #WhatWorks name is derived from IEG's role in supporting the The World Bank Group's twin goals: to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. To achieve these goals, the World Bank Group needs to better understand what works and why, to draw lessons and good practices from experience, deepening the evidence base to inform decision making and future action.

A new post appears in the #WhatWorks blog every Tuesday.

Wanted: Your Informed Opinions and Reactions

We mean it!  If something inspires you, or if you'd like to share your experience on the subject, need clarification, have a question, or want to share a resource or idea, we encourage you to submit a comment in the #WhatWorks comments section on each post.

Our Most Recent Blog Series

blog_CreatingMarkets1.jpgCreating Markets

The Creating Markets series summarizes detailed lessons of experience and key takeaways regarding the World Bank Group's Creating Markets concept. Findings from relevant IEG evaluations over the last ten years provide a rich source of lessons and determinants of success that are relevant for the implementation of the Cascade Approach and the success of the Creating Markets concept.

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Blog_RethinkingEvalOriginDAC.jpgRethinking Evaluation

Many development institutions subscribe to what has come to be known as the DAC evaluation criteria. Specifically, there are five criteria  that underpin most evaluation systems in international development.  After nearly 15 years of adhering to the DAC evaluation criteria, is it time for a rethink? The Rethinking Evaluation series is dedicated to unpacking and debating evaluation criteria by which we judge success and failure and whether they are fit for the future.

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