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IEG Work Program and Budget (FY19) and Indicative Plan (FY20-21)

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The Work Program outlines the strategic framework IEG has put in place to align its work program with the WBG and its clients’ main strategic priorities; its proposed work program for FY19-21; the results and impact that IEG expects to achieve over that period; measures IEG has been implementing to increase its outreach and impact; and details on resource management. Strategic Directions for FY19 Show MoreThe Work Program outlines the strategic framework IEG has put in place to align its work program with the WBG and its clients’ main strategic priorities; its proposed work program for FY19-21; the results and impact that IEG expects to achieve over that period; measures IEG has been implementing to increase its outreach and impact; and details on resource management. Strategic Directions for FY19–21 IEG’s strategic directions in FY19–21 are aligned with strategic priorities of the World Bank Group (WBG), as set out in the Forward Look (FL), the IDA18 agreement, the Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) Development Committee Paper, and other strategic documents, as well as its twin goals in a sustainable manner, and with the development challenges expected to affect its clients over the period. Independent evaluation is essential to help the WBG tackle these important challenges and IEG has aligned its strategic framework with that of the WBG to continue providing a systematic and coherent body of evidence in key relevant areas.

World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience

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World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience
This first systematic stocktaking by IEG of joint or co-financed projects within the World Bank Group offers insight on both benefits of, and challenges in, developing, structuring, supervising, monitoring and evaluating joint projects. It draws lessons from past experience, staff and client feedback, and highlights implications for WBG management regarding expectations of increased co-financed Show MoreThis first systematic stocktaking by IEG of joint or co-financed projects within the World Bank Group offers insight on both benefits of, and challenges in, developing, structuring, supervising, monitoring and evaluating joint projects. It draws lessons from past experience, staff and client feedback, and highlights implications for WBG management regarding expectations of increased co-financed projects in the future.

Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations

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The topic of resilience has gained prominence on the development agenda. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals relate to resilience.1 In the World Bank’s new strategy adopted in October 2013—achieving the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner—resilience is at the heart of the three-pronged view of sustainability: fiscal, social, and Show MoreThe topic of resilience has gained prominence on the development agenda. Many of the Sustainable Development Goals relate to resilience.1 In the World Bank’s new strategy adopted in October 2013—achieving the twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner—resilience is at the heart of the three-pronged view of sustainability: fiscal, social, and environmental sustainability. This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.

Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations

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Crisis Response and Resilience to Systemic Shocks: Lessons from IEG Evaluations
This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.This synthesis of existing evaluations seeks to draw lessons from key IEG evaluations of World Bank Group support for strengthening client country response and resilience to systemic shocks.

Tax Revenue Mobilization - Lessons from World Bank Group Support for Tax Reform

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This learning note reviews existing IEG evaluative evidence on the Bank Group’s support to tax policy and administration reform produced by the Independent Evaluation Group over FY2005-15. It identifies the drivers of performance as well as lessons to inform the future work of the Bank Group. This learning note reviews existing IEG evaluative evidence on the Bank Group’s support to tax policy and administration reform produced by the Independent Evaluation Group over FY2005-15. It identifies the drivers of performance as well as lessons to inform the future work of the Bank Group.

Women's Empowerment in Rural Community-Driven Development Projects

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This report analyzes gender features of long-standing World Bank rural community-driven development (CDD) projects, their response to women’s specific constraints, and their impacts on women’s economic, political, and social empowerment.This report analyzes gender features of long-standing World Bank rural community-driven development (CDD) projects, their response to women’s specific constraints, and their impacts on women’s economic, political, and social empowerment.

A Framework for Evaluating Behavior Change in International Development Operations

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This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations. The paper outlines the economic and psychosocial theories that have led to an array of frameworks for helping policy makers design behaviorally conscious interventions.This paper on behavior change constitutes one of two methodology papers (the other being on service delivery) that establish a new lens through which to understand the World Bank’s portfolio in IEG evaluations. The paper outlines the economic and psychosocial theories that have led to an array of frameworks for helping policy makers design behaviorally conscious interventions.

Reliable and Affordable Off-Grid Electricity Services for the Poor: Lessons from World Bank Group Experience

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This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.

Lessons from Policy-Based Guarantees

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Lessons from Policy-Based Guarantees
This report by the Independent Evaluation Group looks at the World Bank Group’s experience with implementing policy based guarantees – a relatively new and important tool in development finance. The paper looks at the performance of the policy based guarantees in terms of results and the underlying practices behind their implementation. This report by the Independent Evaluation Group looks at the World Bank Group’s experience with implementing policy based guarantees – a relatively new and important tool in development finance. The paper looks at the performance of the policy based guarantees in terms of results and the underlying practices behind their implementation.

Violence and Conflict in Middle Income Countries

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Violence and Conflict in Middle Income Countries
Today, violence or the imminent threat of violence affects development outcomes for almost 2 billion people, 37 percent of whom live in higher-middle-income countries and another 37 percent in lowermiddle- income countries. This brief is based on IEG's Evaluation: World Bank Group Engagement in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence.Today, violence or the imminent threat of violence affects development outcomes for almost 2 billion people, 37 percent of whom live in higher-middle-income countries and another 37 percent in lowermiddle- income countries. This brief is based on IEG's Evaluation: World Bank Group Engagement in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence.