External Reviews

The World Bank Board, via the Committee On Development Effectiveness, oversees the adequacy, efficiency, and robustness of the Bank’s evaluation system. To that end, the Board periodically commissions independent assessments of IEG that focus on issues core to the effective performance of the evaluation function.

Meta-Evaluation: The meta-evaluation provides inputs on the quality and credibility of the Independent Evaluation Group’s programmatic and corporate process evaluations in support of IEG’s upcoming (FY22-23) independent external review.

External Review, September 2015: The Committee on Development Effectiveness of the World Bank commissioned an independent panel to conduct an external review of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG).The Panel's review report assesses IEG's strategic direction, effectiveness, utility, credibility, quality, and independence. It provides suggestions and recommendations to enhance IEG's impact and strengthen its role as an independent evaluator of the WBG's work.