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Emerging Lessons from Applying a New Framework for Evaluating Service Delivery

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Emerging Lessons from Applying a New Framework for Evaluating Service Delivery
We tested our new framework for service delivery by applying it to our ongoing evaluations, and, on a retrospective basis, to earlier IEG evaluations completed in recent years. This is what we've found so far.We tested our new framework for service delivery by applying it to our ongoing evaluations, and, on a retrospective basis, to earlier IEG evaluations completed in recent years. This is what we've found so far.

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.

Republic of Croatia: Agriculture Pollution Control Project (PPAR)

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The Danube River Basin is one of Europe’s largest cross-boundary river catchment areas, draining large parts of central and southeastern Europe before flowing into the Black Sea. Pollution of the Danube River and the Black Sea is a serious problem given the high volume of nutrients in these water bodies. To address pollution and support Croatia’s preparation for EU accession, the Global Show MoreThe Danube River Basin is one of Europe’s largest cross-boundary river catchment areas, draining large parts of central and southeastern Europe before flowing into the Black Sea. Pollution of the Danube River and the Black Sea is a serious problem given the high volume of nutrients in these water bodies. To address pollution and support Croatia’s preparation for EU accession, the Global Environment Facility provided a $5 million grant fund to the government of Croatia for the Agricultural Pollution Control Project (APCP), implemented with the World Bank. The APCP’s objective was “to significantly increase the use of environmentally friendly agricultural practices by farmers in the Recipient’s Danube River basin in order to reduce nutrient discharge from agricultural sources to surface and groundwater bodies.” The World Bank Board approved the project in December 2007, and the project completed as planned in July 2012. This report assessed the project’s performance. Overall, the ratings for relevance, efficacy, and efficiency result in an Outcome rating of moderately satisfactory. The performance assessment of the APCP experience suggests the following lessons, grouped under three interrelated categories: (i) Achieving long-term behavior change, (ii) Adequate implementation, and (iii) Client commitment and incentives.