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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.

Diagnostic Framework: How to Assess the Capacity of a Government’s Financial Management Information System as a Budget Management Tool

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A government’s capacity to manage its public finances is central to its ability to deliver services. Well-functioning accounting and financial management systems are among the basics that facilitate this, and significant resources and time have been invested for the procurement and implementation of such systems across the world. Implementation is, however, often associated with disappointing Show MoreA government’s capacity to manage its public finances is central to its ability to deliver services. Well-functioning accounting and financial management systems are among the basics that facilitate this, and significant resources and time have been invested for the procurement and implementation of such systems across the world. Implementation is, however, often associated with disappointing results and attribution to higher-level public financial management (PFM) objectives difficult to establish. On the basis of five in-depth project-level evaluations of World Bank investments, this paper proposes a diagnostic framework that can be used to assess the utility of a Financial Management Information System (FMIS) as a budget management tool.