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Understanding the Role of the World Bank Group in a Crowded Institutional Landscape

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Understanding the World Bank Groups Role in a Crowded Institutional Landscape
Social Network Analysis is a particularly helpful method to better understand the role of a policy intervention in a world full of policy interventions. Social Network Analysis is a particularly helpful method to better understand the role of a policy intervention in a world full of policy interventions.

Laying the Groundwork for Rapid Growth in Renewable Energy: Four Lessons from the Experience in China

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China Renewable Energy
This brief captures the lessons from evaluating the World Bank’s China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program First Phase and Follow-up Projects.This brief captures the lessons from evaluating the World Bank’s China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program First Phase and Follow-up Projects.

Conversations: How can the Private Sector Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Conversations: How can the private sector contribute to the SDGs
Excerpts from a high-level panel discussion about the opportunities and challenges for businesses looking to invest in ways that will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.Excerpts from a high-level panel discussion about the opportunities and challenges for businesses looking to invest in ways that will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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
Join experts from the World Bank, OECD, AidData and PARIS21 as they explore the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development.Join experts from the World Bank, OECD, AidData and PARIS21 as they explore the latest trends, opportunities and challenges in enhancing the role of data in development.

Managing for Results- Challenges and Opportunities

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Managing for Results- Challenges and Opportunities
Join our live panel discussion exploring how the World Bank Group can continue to strengthen its results management tools.Join our live panel discussion exploring how the World Bank Group can continue to strengthen its results management tools.

Technology and Evaluation: Does ICT Change the Relationship between Evaluators and Evaluation Users?

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Does ICT Change the Relationship between Evaluators and Evaluation Users
This possibility of providing feedback to people, communities, and other actors in the development process is one of the most thrilling prospects of ICT4Eval. Doing so has been notoriously challenging.This possibility of providing feedback to people, communities, and other actors in the development process is one of the most thrilling prospects of ICT4Eval. Doing so has been notoriously challenging.

Urban Transport Matters

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Urban Transport Matters
Today, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. Efficient urban transport systems are critical to improving the livability of cities and to driving economic growth. Find out what IEG has learned evaluating the World Bank's support for urban transport, including urban roads, buses, Show MoreToday, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. Efficient urban transport systems are critical to improving the livability of cities and to driving economic growth. Find out what IEG has learned evaluating the World Bank's support for urban transport, including urban roads, buses, bus rapid transit, metro, and advisory services and analytics. Read the Evaluation - Mobile Metropolises: Urban Transport Matters {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/Data/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/OLnf9SwK7jI.jpg?itok=jGhHRl8f","video_url":"https://youtu.be/OLnf9SwK7jI","settings":{"responsive":0,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (854x480)."]}

Improving Transportation in Cities Matters, but is the World Bank Group Doing Enough?

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Improving Transportation in Cities Matters but is the World Bank Group Doing Enough
Today, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. The consequences are particularly dire for the urban poor.Today, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. The consequences are particularly dire for the urban poor.

Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty

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Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty
This evaluation assesses the World Bank Group's contribution to the creation of sustainable income generation for the poor within the rural non-farm economy and the extent to which this has led to reduced poverty.This evaluation assesses the World Bank Group's contribution to the creation of sustainable income generation for the poor within the rural non-farm economy and the extent to which this has led to reduced poverty.

The Power to Renew: Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Electricity Supply from Renewable Energy Resources

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This report evaluates how effectively the World Bank Group (WBG) has supported clients navigate an evolving market for renewable energy (RE) for supplying electricity to meet energy and environmental needs. It covers a dynamic period from 2000 to 2017 during which RE markets for certain technologies evolved considerably, and there was a marked scale-up of WBG activities in the sector. The Show MoreThis report evaluates how effectively the World Bank Group (WBG) has supported clients navigate an evolving market for renewable energy (RE) for supplying electricity to meet energy and environmental needs. It covers a dynamic period from 2000 to 2017 during which RE markets for certain technologies evolved considerably, and there was a marked scale-up of WBG activities in the sector. The evaluation will help determine the ability of WBG to adjust its interventions to rapidly changing conditions and deliver state-of-the-art RE solutions to clients. The evaluation is being undertaken at a time when both the international community and the WBG are placing considerable importance on RE as a key contributor to addressing global climate change. RE, which supports several global development priorities, is vital to achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth, as per the Forward Look – A Vision for the World Bank Group in 2030. The primary audience for this evaluation is the WBG Board of Executive Directors and WBG management and operational staff. Other key audiences include development partners—especially bilateral donors and other MDBs, special partners—such as GEF, CIFs, and donors who fund ESMAP and ASTAE, WBG clients across governments and in the private sector, civil society organizations and beneficiaries impacted by the WBG’s RE activities.