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How complicated does the (Intervention) Model have to be?

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How complicated does the (Intervention) Model have to be?
Even though simple models are incomplete and inadequate for some questions, more elaborate models are not necessarily generating more accurate predictions or explanations of reality.Even though simple models are incomplete and inadequate for some questions, more elaborate models are not necessarily generating more accurate predictions or explanations of reality.

We come in Peace! (from "Mars Attacks!")

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To get the best development results, evaluators and project managers must see beyond the mutual distrust, and instead focus on asking the right questionsTo get the best development results, evaluators and project managers must see beyond the mutual distrust, and instead focus on asking the right questions

Introducing a Framework for Evaluating Service Delivery in Sector Evaluations

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This paper serves three purposes. First, it defines service delivery and its key concepts and features as well as provides examples of how the World Bank Group has supported service delivery. The paper does not attempt to describe or track all the initiatives the Bank Group is doing in service delivery. Second, the paper serves a practical purpose within IEG in developing a framework and Show MoreThis paper serves three purposes. First, it defines service delivery and its key concepts and features as well as provides examples of how the World Bank Group has supported service delivery. The paper does not attempt to describe or track all the initiatives the Bank Group is doing in service delivery. Second, the paper serves a practical purpose within IEG in developing a framework and analytical protocol to evaluate service delivery as part of three ongoing sector evaluations in urban transport, water and sanitation, and nutrition. Finally, the paper discusses how to integrate service delivery when designing and implementing other sector evaluations. (IEG Working Paper 2016/No.3)

Program for Results: An Early Stage Assessment of the Process and Effects of a New Lending Instrument

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This evaluation assesses the early experience with the design and implementation of Program for Results (PforR) operations and identifies lessons and recommendations to strengthen this new instrument.This evaluation assesses the early experience with the design and implementation of Program for Results (PforR) operations and identifies lessons and recommendations to strengthen this new instrument.

Why does Political Economy Analysis Matter?

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Why does Political Economy Analysis Matter?
Understanding who the stakeholders are, what they have to gain or lose, and how to engage them in the development process all matter in making an intervention successful.Understanding who the stakeholders are, what they have to gain or lose, and how to engage them in the development process all matter in making an intervention successful.

IEG LIVE: Self-Evaluation in the World Bank Group: How to Fix It

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IEG LIVE: Self-Evaluation in the World Bank Group: How to Fix It
Self-evaluation lies at the heart of the World Bank Group’s results measurement system and has been used to assess outcomes of projects for 40 years.Self-evaluation lies at the heart of the World Bank Group’s results measurement system and has been used to assess outcomes of projects for 40 years.

Reliable and Affordable Off-Grid Electricity Services for the Poor: Lessons from World Bank Group Experience

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This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.This learning product draws upon existing IEG evaluations, project documents and analytical work relating to the World Bank Group’s experience with supporting off-grid electrification in client countries.

Powering Africa: Strategies for Scaling up Electricity Access

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Despite the progress made over the last fifteen years, more than a billion people around the world still lack access to electricity.Despite the progress made over the last fifteen years, more than a billion people around the world still lack access to electricity.

Public-Private Partnerships in Health

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Access to essential health services is an important aspect of development. Governments from both developed and developing countries are increasingly looking at public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to expand access to higher-quality health services by leveraging capital, managerial capacity, and knowhow from the private sector.Access to essential health services is an important aspect of development. Governments from both developed and developing countries are increasingly looking at public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to expand access to higher-quality health services by leveraging capital, managerial capacity, and knowhow from the private sector.

Improving Children's Learning and School Participation in Developing Countries – What Works?

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Improving Children's Learning and School Participation in Developing Countries – What Works?
The World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are hosting a panel discussion on the value of 3ie’s recent systematic review on education effectiveness for informing policies and strategies for achieving quality education for all. The World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are hosting a panel discussion on the value of 3ie’s recent systematic review on education effectiveness for informing policies and strategies for achieving quality education for all.