A stable and effective government is crucial to economic development success. The World Bank Group has supported governance and anticorruption efforts for two decades. Good governance programs can be found in almost every country where the Bank has operations. Bank Group programs have focused on helping countries develop accountable and effective states in terms of financial management, service delivery, investment climate, and accountability systems. IEG has performed evaluations of World Bank support, strategies and impact on governance and anticorruption efforts.