As we come to the end of the year, I wish to thank our readers for your continued engagement with IEG and the #What Works blog. 
Despite the progress made over the last two decades, women still lag behind men when it comes to economic opportunity, education, employment and participation in decision-making. Influencing change is hard enough without a critical voice that reminds us that results have not (yet) been achieved, or things could have been done better. That’s where evaluation comes in.
An IEG study looks at what interventions work best to reduce the number of deaths among mothers, newborns and children under 5 years of age.
This year has seen three important global summits that will shape the development agenda leading up to 2030. 
Now that the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) is drawing to a close, what’s next?
Making evaluation results relevant and valuable to our clients
How can the World Bank Group help countries better manage their natural wealth? Insights from IEG's evaluation on resource rich countries.
The conversation about professionalization in evaluation has a long history, and often raises much concern and interest. 
A new IEG evaluation looks at the World Bank’s experience in supporting financial inclusion over a seven-year period.
Underpinning the World Bank Group’s strategic focus are the twin goals. How is IEG contributing to helping the World Bank Group stay on track?