The World Bank Group's Governance Global Practice (GGP) provides financing, intellectual leadership and a reservoir of global experience to develop practical reforms to complex governance challenges. With its unique, holistic approach to governance, the GGP integrates fiduciary support with public sector capacity building, as well as expertise in procurement, financial management and public sector operations to deliver sustainable and transparent development solutions.
Governance is the Bank’s largest and most diverse global practice, bringing together over 750 staff in more than 100 countries to provide lending, fiduciary, knowledge, advisory and technical assistance services.
IEG and Governance
IEG’s objectives and work program, is guided by the World Bank’s two twin goals: (i) reducing extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030, and (ii) promoting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent. At IEG, we are focused on helping improve the development effectiveness of the World Bank group through high-quality, evidence-based evaluations.
IEG members of the Governance GP, are part of a Bank-wide family of governance specialists dedicated to understanding how governance and accountability mechanisms and institutions affect development results with a particular emphasis on poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Our mission is to uphold excellence in evaluation of governance issues towards improving development results for the
Our engagement revolves around three main sets of governance topics:
- Sustainable Public Resource Management, including public finance analytics and capacity, PEM and PFM, budget reporting, funding, accounting systems, and procurement.
- Effective Service Delivery and Policy Implementation through institution building and strengthening, including public sector management, human resource management, performance monitoring, regulatory reform, ICT solutions and innovative delivery approaches, and other areas.
- Open and Accountable Governments, including via social accountability and citizen-centric development (government transparency and responsiveness, country accountability institutions, monitoring government performance and enabling citizens to participate effectively in decision-making).
IEG recently released a Clustered Program Evaluation for Resource Rich Developing Countries (2015); and is currently conducting a review of PPARs focused on decentralization (2015), and a learning product on the World Bank support for and use of financial management information systems (2016).
In recent years, IEG has conducted several Project Performance Assessment Reviews (PPAR) including: Dominican Republic Programmatic Public Finance and Social Sectors DPL (2010), Afghanistan strengthening of institutions DPG (2010), and Tanzania PRSC7 (2011).