IEG Data: World Bank Project Ratings and Lessons

This dashboard contains ratings data from IEG’s Implementation Completion Report Reviews (ICRRs), which are validations (desk reviews) of World Bank (WB) Implementation Completion and Results Reports (ICRs) of lending projects. For some projects, a full evaluation called a Project Performance Assessment Report (PPAR) is done.  In those cases, the ratings from the PPARs are used instead of ICRR ratings.​ Project lessons from both ICRRs and PPARs are included below the ratings.

To use the data visualization: ​Since these data are updated quarterly in addition to the annual update for IEG’s Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP), first select which data set to view: Latest or RAP21. The date of the selected data set is shown below the visualization.​

​The data values are percentages of all projects that achieved a certain rating on the scale.  Most rating indicators have a 6-point scale, though some have a 4-point scale.  The default view shows ratings on Outcome. To change the view to show other ratings, use the Indicator filter (radio button). Use the other filters to narrow down the data further. Both ratings and lessons are affected by the filters. Hover the mouse pointer over any of the data points to see details. See additional notes* below the visualization. ​

​The full data set (including ratings and lessons) is available for download here (file size 5.15MB). To download only the data filtered in the visualization, use the Download   button at the bottom. To reset the dashboard to the default state, click the revert-button.png button. 

View also: WB Country Partnership Framework Ratings   |   RAP 21: IFC Investment and Advisory Project Ratings   |   RAP 21: MIGA Project Ratings 


*Notes: N: Number of projects. The N amounts above the bar for each FY period indicate the total number of projects closed in that period that have completion reports and IEG ratings. Country FCS Status refers to status at the project's closing FY. | FY: Fiscal year, calculated based on the project closing date. The World Bank fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Note that the most recent fiscal year may contain few data points, with the normal elapsed time of 6 to 18 months between project closing, ICR, and IEG’s review of the ICR.   Trends for Development Policy Financing projects (DPFs) should be interpreted with caution. Based on data from the Bank's operations portal, series DPFs are grouped into fiscal year based on closing date of the first DPF in the series rather than the last DPF in the series. | FCS: Countries affected by fragility, conflict, or violence, based on the World Bank's lists of fragile and conflict affected situation countries.

Beginning with ICRs completed in October 2015, ICR Quality is rated on a four-point scale (High, Substantial, Modest, Negligible). Before October 2015, ICR Quality was rated on a three-point scale (Exemplary, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory). The current “High” rating corresponds to the previous “Exemplary” rating. The current “Substantial” rating corresponds to the upper half of the previous “Satisfactory” rating. The current “Modest” rating corresponds to the lower half of the previous “Satisfactory” rating. The current “Negligible” rating corresponds to the previous “Unsatisfactory” rating.​