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IEG Insights - Transformational Engagements: Accelerating Progress to Achieve Development Goals

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Transformational engagements are a critical pillar of the 2013 World Bank Group's strategy for achieving its twin goals of extreme poverty elimination and shared prosperity. In Supporting Transformational Change for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity, the Independent Evaluation Group reviews evaluative evidence for a purposeful and diverse group of Bank Group interventions to Show MoreTransformational engagements are a critical pillar of the 2013 World Bank Group's strategy for achieving its twin goals of extreme poverty elimination and shared prosperity. In Supporting Transformational Change for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity, the Independent Evaluation Group reviews evaluative evidence for a purposeful and diverse group of Bank Group interventions to understand the mechanisms and conditions for transformational change. Its analysis distills lessons and implications for the Bank Group as it aims to increase its reliance on transformational engagements to enhance the impact of its interventions. This issue of IEG Insights presents a summary.

Annual Report 2016: Evaluations that Matter

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Annual Report 2016: Evaluations that Matter
Our theme for this year’s annual report, “Evaluations that Matter,” reflects IEG’s commitment to influencing the World Bank Group’s agenda through insights that are timely, useful and targeted at the most critical development challenges.Our theme for this year’s annual report, “Evaluations that Matter,” reflects IEG’s commitment to influencing the World Bank Group’s agenda through insights that are timely, useful and targeted at the most critical development challenges.

IEG Annual Report 2016 - Evaluations that Matter

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In keeping with our goal of informing the World Bank Group’s activities and operations with timely, relevant evaluations, IEG refocused its work during the year. We introduced three strategic engagement areas (SEAs)—Inclusive Growth, Sustained Service Delivery for the Poor, and Environmental Sustainability. The strategic engagement areas aim to drive a more selective, coordinated, and focused Show MoreIn keeping with our goal of informing the World Bank Group’s activities and operations with timely, relevant evaluations, IEG refocused its work during the year. We introduced three strategic engagement areas (SEAs)—Inclusive Growth, Sustained Service Delivery for the Poor, and Environmental Sustainability. The strategic engagement areas aim to drive a more selective, coordinated, and focused approach within the organization and to align IEG’s evaluation work more closely with the World Bank Group’s priorities. The SEAs are also a platform for more effective stakeholder engagement—ensuring that IEG and Bank Group management engagement, for example, is focused on the most critical development challenges. IEG delivered a number of influential products during the year under each of the strategic engagement areas.

Evaluations that Matter – Looking Back at IEG’s Contributions in 2016

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Evaluations that Matter – Looking Back at IEG’s Contributions in 2016
IEG's annual report is an opportunity to take stock of what we have produced and what difference that has made. IEG's annual report is an opportunity to take stock of what we have produced and what difference that has made.

World Bank Group Engagement in Small States

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The Cases of the OECS, Pacific Island Countries, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Cabo Verde, and Djibouti - Clustered Country Program EvaluationThe Cases of the OECS, Pacific Island Countries, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Cabo Verde, and Djibouti - Clustered Country Program Evaluation

Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending - Messages for Bank Clients

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The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. Through the primary audience of the report is Bank operational teams working on environmental policy lending, the report also offers a number of findings relevant to Bank client governments.The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. Through the primary audience of the report is Bank operational teams working on environmental policy lending, the report also offers a number of findings relevant to Bank client governments.

Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending - When to Choose Policy Lending

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The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. Among other topics, the report looks at the context in which policy lending can be most effective.The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. Among other topics, the report looks at the context in which policy lending can be most effective.

Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending - Messages for Bank Management

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The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. The report does not evaluate the instrument or portfolio, but rather offers lessons based on experience. Though the primary audience of the report is Bank operational teams working on environmental policy lending, the report also offers a number of findings relevant to Show MoreThe Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience with environmental policy lending. The report does not evaluate the instrument or portfolio, but rather offers lessons based on experience. Though the primary audience of the report is Bank operational teams working on environmental policy lending, the report also offers a number of findings relevant to Bank management, in including in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice and in Country Management Units.

Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending - Designing Results Frameworks

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The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience and environmental policy lending. Among other topics, the report provides lessons on the design of results frameworks.The Independent Evaluation Group has produced a Learning Product on the Bank’s experience and environmental policy lending. Among other topics, the report provides lessons on the design of results frameworks.

Lessons from Environmental Policy Lending - Summary

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A recent IEG recent IEG report reviews the World Bank’s experience with Development Policy Financing (DPF) in the Environment sector, broadly defined. This product seeks to offer lessons from evaluation of this experience and inform stakeholders on how to design and implement this instrument, outlining some of the tensions and tradeoffs that must be grappled with during design. The main audience is Show MoreA recent IEG recent IEG report reviews the World Bank’s experience with Development Policy Financing (DPF) in the Environment sector, broadly defined. This product seeks to offer lessons from evaluation of this experience and inform stakeholders on how to design and implement this instrument, outlining some of the tensions and tradeoffs that must be grappled with during design. The main audience is Bank teams helping governments to prepare and implement DPF with environmental goals, but other audiences include other development partners who support environmental policy reform, client government finance ministries and environment agencies, and other stakeholders in environmental policy.