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Conversations: the Future of Development Evaluation

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Conversations: the Future of Development Evaluation
A candid conversation as to whether it is time to re-think DAC evaluation criteria – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability; in short R/E/E/I/S – that underpin most evaluations in international development.A candid conversation as to whether it is time to re-think DAC evaluation criteria – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability; in short R/E/E/I/S – that underpin most evaluations in international development.

Four Ways the World Bank Group Can Help Countries Mobilize More Tax Revenue

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Four Ways the World Bank Group Can Help Countries Mobilize More Tax Revenue
Emerging and developing economies need to mobilize more tax revenue in order to achieve the 2030 Development Agenda. A recent IEG review offers insights as to how the World Bank Group can help.Emerging and developing economies need to mobilize more tax revenue in order to achieve the 2030 Development Agenda. A recent IEG review offers insights as to how the World Bank Group can help.

Using Evaluation Evidence to Improve the Effectiveness of World Bank Group Involvement in Middle-Income Countries Dealing with Fragility, Conflict, and Violence

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The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), in partnership with the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Cross-Cutting Solutions Area (FCV CCSA) organized a regional learning event on March 28, 2017, in Manila, the Philippines, to discuss the implications of IEG’s evaluative findings for enhancing the effectiveness of World Bank Group engagement with middle-income countries dealing with situations of Show MoreThe Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), in partnership with the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Cross-Cutting Solutions Area (FCV CCSA) organized a regional learning event on March 28, 2017, in Manila, the Philippines, to discuss the implications of IEG’s evaluative findings for enhancing the effectiveness of World Bank Group engagement with middle-income countries dealing with situations of fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV). The event was jointly hosted by the World Bank Group Philippines Country Management Unit and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Close to 80 participants from across the development spectrum attended the workshop (including World Bank Group and ADB staff, government officials, academics, civil society members, and staff from multilateral and bilateral development partners). This note summarizes the discussions and key takeaways from the workshop for the benefit of the broader development community and other stakeholders. It is intended as a starting point for further discussions related to improving the design and implementation of development programs in FCV situations. It concludes with some learning implications to move this agenda forward.

Electricity for All: Are We There Yet?

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Electricity for All: Are we there yet?
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Evaluability and why it is Important for Evaluators and Non-Evaluators

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Evaluability and why it is Important for Evaluators and Non-Evaluators
Evaluability assessments can help us ask fundamental questions about the strategic allocation of scarce evaluation resources and strengthen internal monitoring processes.Evaluability assessments can help us ask fundamental questions about the strategic allocation of scarce evaluation resources and strengthen internal monitoring processes.

Conversations: The Future of Industry - Is Automation an Opportunity or Threat for Developing Countries?

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Conversations: The Future of Industry - Is Automation an Opportunity or Threat for Developing Countries?
Following IEG's panel discussion about World Bank Group’s experience in promoting industry, we invited the panelists to "dig deeper" in answering questions from the audience. Below are highlights from the exchange. Following IEG's panel discussion about World Bank Group’s experience in promoting industry, we invited the panelists to "dig deeper" in answering questions from the audience. Below are highlights from the exchange.

Getting to 2030: The Role of Tax Revenue Mobilization

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Join our panel of experts from multilateral financial and development institutions to explore the pivotal role of tax revenue mobilization in financing the achievement of the 2030 development agenda. Join our panel of experts from multilateral financial and development institutions to explore the pivotal role of tax revenue mobilization in financing the achievement of the 2030 development agenda.

World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience

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World Bank Group Joint Projects: A Review of Two Decades of Experience
This first systematic stocktaking by IEG of joint or co-financed projects within the World Bank Group offers insight on both benefits of, and challenges in, developing, structuring, supervising, monitoring and evaluating joint projects. It draws lessons from past experience, staff and client feedback, and highlights implications for WBG management regarding expectations of increased co-financed Show MoreThis first systematic stocktaking by IEG of joint or co-financed projects within the World Bank Group offers insight on both benefits of, and challenges in, developing, structuring, supervising, monitoring and evaluating joint projects. It draws lessons from past experience, staff and client feedback, and highlights implications for WBG management regarding expectations of increased co-financed projects in the future.

Transforming Multilateral Development Finance - Is there a Role for Independent Evaluation?

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Transforming Multilateral Development Finance - Is there a role for independent evaluation?
On Thursday, June 8, a high-level panel will discuss the transformational challenges ahead for multilateral development banks, including the role of independent evaluation.On Thursday, June 8, a high-level panel will discuss the transformational challenges ahead for multilateral development banks, including the role of independent evaluation.

IEG Work Program and Budget (FY18) and Indicative Plan (FY19-20)

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IEG’s strategic directions for FY18–20 have been defined to maximize alignment with the key strategic priorities of the World Bank Group and the main development challenges expected to affect its clients over that period. Internally, the development of a Forward Look, new agreements under the IDA18 replenishment, a new IFC Strategy, and continuous efforts to modernize the institution are guiding Show MoreIEG’s strategic directions for FY18–20 have been defined to maximize alignment with the key strategic priorities of the World Bank Group and the main development challenges expected to affect its clients over that period. Internally, the development of a Forward Look, new agreements under the IDA18 replenishment, a new IFC Strategy, and continuous efforts to modernize the institution are guiding the World Bank Group’s strategic directions. Externally, the global community has endorsed ambitious post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but headwinds across the globe, and a combination of long-term trends, cyclical factors, and disruptions will also influence the development agenda. Against this backdrop, IEG’s work program has been designed to help the World Bank Group enhance its development impact and better address the most relevant development challenges faced by its clients.