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INFOGRAPHIC: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps?
Find out how follow-up impact evaluations can stregthen evidence on the later-life effects of early childhood interventions. Find out how follow-up impact evaluations can stregthen evidence on the later-life effects of early childhood interventions.

Video: Urban Transport Matters

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Urban Transport Matters
Today, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. Efficient urban transport systems are critical to improving the livability of cities and to driving economic growth. Find out what IEG has learned evaluating the World Bank's support for urban transport, including urban roads, buses, Show MoreToday, many cities and urban centers are already facing daunting transportation challenges characterized by long commutes, oppressive smog, and frequent gridlock. Efficient urban transport systems are critical to improving the livability of cities and to driving economic growth. Find out what IEG has learned evaluating the World Bank's support for urban transport, including urban roads, buses, bus rapid transit, metro, and advisory services and analytics. Read the Evaluation - Mobile Metropolises: Urban Transport Matters {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/Data/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/OLnf9SwK7jI.jpg?itok=jGhHRl8f","video_url":"https://youtu.be/OLnf9SwK7jI","settings":{"responsive":0,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (854x480)."]}

Infographic: The Shape of Successful National Data Systems in the Future

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The Shape of Successful National Data Systems in the Future
Data and evidence are the foundation of development policy and effective program implementation, and countries need data to formulate policy and evaluate progress. The IEG Evaluation Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways Show MoreData and evidence are the foundation of development policy and effective program implementation, and countries need data to formulate policy and evaluate progress. The IEG Evaluation Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach.  To guide its inquiry, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) developed a list of ingredients for successful national data systems of the future, included in the infographic below. Read the Evaluation- Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity

Infographic: Pollution - the Challenge and the Path Forward

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Infographic: Pollution - the Challenge and the Path Forward
Excerpts from IEG's evaluation Toward a Clean World for All: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management. Excerpts from IEG's evaluation Toward a Clean World for All: An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management.

Video: Time to Prioritize Pollution?

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Time to Prioritize Pollution
A new report released by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution. The report, Toward a Clean World for All – An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management, finds that in spite of its significant investment, the World Bank Group needs to more to help its client countries to adequately Show MoreA new report released by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group calls on countries to direct more resources towards addressing pollution. The report, Toward a Clean World for All – An Evaluation of the World Bank Group’s Support to Pollution Management, finds that in spite of its significant investment, the World Bank Group needs to more to help its client countries to adequately prioritize action against pollution. IEG found that support from the World Bank Group and other development partners has not kept pace with increasing pollution levels. A recent report in The Lancet found that pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death, killing nine million people every year -- three times more deaths than from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Read IEG's report {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/Data/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/WdDIlXVPqpY.jpg?itok=ebEwi4_N","video_url":"https://youtu.be/UT5JMFTHc6U","settings":{"responsive":0,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (854x480)."]}

Infographic: Growing the Rural Non-farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty

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Growing the Rural Non-Farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty (19036)
This infographic is based on the findings of IEG's evaluation Growing the Rural Non-farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty Download the Evaluation Download the Infographic (PDF) This infographic is based on the findings of IEG's evaluation Growing the Rural Non-farm Economy to Alleviate Poverty Download the Evaluation Download the Infographic (PDF)

IEG Insights: Women in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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IEG Insights: Women in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This brief on how the World Bank Group can better meet the needs of women in fragile and conflict-affected states is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent EvaluationThis brief on how the World Bank Group can better meet the needs of women in fragile and conflict-affected states is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation

IEG Insights: Natural Resources in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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Natural Resources in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
This brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in managing natural resources is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. For an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs in FCS countries, the evaluation draws on empirical Show MoreThis brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in managing natural resources is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. For an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs in FCS countries, the evaluation draws on empirical evidence from country program evaluations of Afghanistan, Liberia, and Timor-Leste and case studies of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, and the Republic of Yemen.

IEG Insights: The Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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The Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in fostering private sector development is based on an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled, World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. The evaluation presents empirical evidence from three Show MoreThis brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in fostering private sector development is based on an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled, World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. The evaluation presents empirical evidence from three country program evaluations; six case studies; portfolio analyses; human resources and budget data; secondary analysis of IEG evaluations; background studies on aid flows, gender, private sector development, and jobs; and surveys of Bank Group staff and stakeholders.

VIDEO: World Bank Group's support for Early Childhood Development

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Early development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families.   Download the report World Bank Show MoreEarly development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families.   Download the report World Bank Support to Early Childhood Development   View the Infographics: Infographic: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps? Infographic: Impact of Interventions on Early Childhood Development Outcomes