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The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. Our work provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group deliver better services and results to its clients. We do so by generating lessons from past experience and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders at large. IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board.

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View ratings data on World Bank lending projects have closed in the past 12 Fiscal Years (FY) and for which IEG received Implementation Completion and Results Reports (ICRs). Some ratings are on a six-point scale and some are on a four-point scale. The percentage at the top of each bar is the percent of all projects rated (by number) that are in the top half of the scale for that rating.
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A global effort is needed to ensure all countries are ready to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) with evidence

IEG Annual Report 2019

Keeping up with this fast-moving pandemic will require agility and the capacity to change course to meet new challenges, guided by a steady focus on the evidence. IEG Director-General Alison Evans outlines what steps need to be taken to close the global gap in Monitoring and Evaluation capacity and help governments design effective policies.

Read the #WhatWorks post by IEG Director-General Alison Evans