Why #WhatWorks?

The #WhatWorks name is derived from IEG's role in supporting the The World Bank Group's twin goals: to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. To achieve these goals, the World Bank Group needs to better understand what works and why, to draw lessons and good practices from experience, deepening the evidence base to inform decision making and future action.

A new post appears in the #WhatWorks blog every Tuesday.

Wanted: Your Informed Opinions and Reactions

We mean it!  If something inspires you, or if you'd like to share your experience on the subject, need clarification, have a question, or want to share a resource or idea, we encourage you to submit a comment in the #WhatWorks comments section on each post.

Our Most Recent Blog Series

Blog_RethinkingEvalOriginDAC.jpgMeasuring Up

There is an increasing expectation that development assistance be “results focused”—but what does that mean? How do we determine the targets that define the success of a given program, and what tools should we use to measure our progress? What are the benefits and drawbacks of various metrics, methods, tools, and data gathering methods? Measuring Up is a series designed to spark greater knowledge sharing in the development community about what success looks like in Global Development, as well as they ways we measure, assess, and evaluate it.



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blog_CreatingMarkets1.jpgCreating Markets

The Creating Markets series summarizes detailed lessons of experience and key takeaways regarding the World Bank Group's Creating Markets concept. Findings from relevant IEG evaluations over the last ten years provide a rich source of lessons and determinants of success that are relevant for the implementation of the Cascade Approach and the success of the Creating Markets concept.

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