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Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty

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Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty
Join us for an expert debate on how the World Bank Group can engage the rural non-farm economy to alleviate poverty.Join us for an expert debate on how the World Bank Group can engage the rural non-farm economy to alleviate poverty.

Investing in Higher Education for Better Development

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Investing in Higher Education for Better Development
IEG's recent evaluation reflects a rich debate around the role of higher education in development.IEG's recent evaluation reflects a rich debate around the role of higher education in development.

Rethinking Evaluation - Where to Next?

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Rethinking Evaluation
A summary of the ongoing conversations in the evaluation community about updating the DAC Evaluation Criteria. A summary of the ongoing conversations in the evaluation community about updating the DAC Evaluation Criteria.

Are Countries Doing Enough to Fight Pollution?

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Are Countries Doing Enough to Fight Pollution
Today, many countries are grappling with endemic or near endemic levels of pollution.Today, many countries are grappling with endemic or near endemic levels of pollution.

Toward a Clean World for All: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management

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Toward a Clean World for All
IEG’s first comprehensive assessment of pollution management efforts examines the extent to which the World Bank Group has been relevant, effective, and efficient in addressing pollution concerns in client countries.IEG’s first comprehensive assessment of pollution management efforts examines the extent to which the World Bank Group has been relevant, effective, and efficient in addressing pollution concerns in client countries.

Video: Time to Prioritize Pollution?

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Time to Prioritize Pollution
A new report released by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution. The report, Toward a Clean World for All – An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management, finds that in spite of its significant investment, the World Bank Group needs to more to help its client countries to adequately Show MoreA new report released by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution. The report, Toward a Clean World for All – An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management, finds that in spite of its significant investment, the World Bank Group needs to more to help its client countries to adequately prioritize action against pollution. IEG found that support from the World Bank Group and other development partners has not kept pace with increasing pollution levels. A recent report in The Lancet found that pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death, killing nine million people every year -- three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Read IEG's report {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/Data/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/WdDIlXVPqpY.jpg?itok=ebEwi4_N","video_url":"https://youtu.be/UT5JMFTHc6U","settings":{"responsive":0,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (854x480)."]}

Data for Development: Perspectives on the World Bank’s Role and Contribution

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Data for Development: Perspectives on the World Bank’s Role and Contribution
Experts from the World Bank, OECD, and AidData explored the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development.Experts from the World Bank, OECD, and AidData explored the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development.

Press Release: A Call to Action – New report urges World Bank Group to prioritize pollution and underscores need for improved pollution monitoring in developing countries

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need for improved pollution monitoring in developing countries
New IEG report calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution.New IEG report calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution.

Infographic: The Shape of Successful National Data Systems in the Future

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The Shape of Successful National Data Systems in the Future
Data and evidence are the foundation of development policy and effective program implementation, and countries need data to formulate policy and evaluate progress. The IEG Evaluation Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways Show MoreData and evidence are the foundation of development policy and effective program implementation, and countries need data to formulate policy and evaluate progress. The IEG Evaluation Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach.  To guide its inquiry, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) developed a list of ingredients for successful national data systems of the future, included in the infographic below. Read the Evaluation- Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity

Infographic: Pollution - the Challenge and the Path Forward

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Infographic: Pollution - the Challenge and the Path Forward
Excerpts from IEG's evaluation Toward a Clean World for All: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management. Excerpts from IEG's evaluation Toward a Clean World for All: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management.