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Impact Evaluations and Development: NONIE Guidance on Impact Evaluation

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This document discusses questions of what impact evaluation is about, when it is appropriate, and how to do it. The Network of Networks for Impact Evaluation (NONIE) was established in 2006 to foster more and better impact evaluations by its membership.NONIE uses the definition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), defining impacts Show MoreThis document discusses questions of what impact evaluation is about, when it is appropriate, and how to do it. The Network of Networks for Impact Evaluation (NONIE) was established in 2006 to foster more and better impact evaluations by its membership.NONIE uses the definition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), defining impacts as “[p]ositive and negative, primary and secondary long-term effects produced by a development intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended” (OECD-DAC, 2002: 24). The impact evaluations that NONIE pursues are expected to reinforce and complement the broader evaluation work by NONIE members.

World Bank Operations Evaluation Department : the first 30 years

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During the course of 2002-03 the Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department (OED) held a series of major events, including seminars and workshops, leading up to the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of OED by Robert McNamara on July 1, 1973. This volume captures the history of OED as related by many of those who participated in making that history. It is divided into four sections. During the course of 2002-03 the Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department (OED) held a series of major events, including seminars and workshops, leading up to the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of OED by Robert McNamara on July 1, 1973. This volume captures the history of OED as related by many of those who participated in making that history. It is divided into four sections.

World Bank Group Evaluation Principles

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This document, World Bank Group Evaluation Principles, sets out core principles for evaluation as well as underlying principles for selecting, conducting, and using evaluations, as relevant to the World Bank Group’s mission, and each institution’s mandate, system of governance, and operating environment. It is informed by international evaluation principles and good practice standards and builds Show MoreThis document, World Bank Group Evaluation Principles, sets out core principles for evaluation as well as underlying principles for selecting, conducting, and using evaluations, as relevant to the World Bank Group’s mission, and each institution’s mandate, system of governance, and operating environment. It is informed by international evaluation principles and good practice standards and builds on knowledge of current practices and processes around evaluation in the World Bank Group. In agreeing to this common set of principles, we aim to enhance development results by strengthening accountability and learning through evaluation.

Managing Evaluations: A How-To Guide For Managers and Commissioners of Evaluations

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Evaluations serve two main functions--accountability and learning. They provide an "account" to stakeholders about the extent to which resources are being, or were, used efficiently and effectively, and degree to which the intended results are being, or were, achieved. In addition, they are often intended to generate empirical knowledge about the interventions in pursuit of given objectives: what Show MoreEvaluations serve two main functions--accountability and learning. They provide an "account" to stakeholders about the extent to which resources are being, or were, used efficiently and effectively, and degree to which the intended results are being, or were, achieved. In addition, they are often intended to generate empirical knowledge about the interventions in pursuit of given objectives: what elements of the intervention worked, what did not work, and why. By contributing to such knowledge, evaluations help policy makers, program managers, and other stakeholders make informed decisions regarding policy priorities, program design and implementation, and resource allocations.This guide provides simple and practical advice for the management and commissioning of evaluations in a public sector context. It provides an overview of the key concepts and processes and covers the major stages involved in managing an evaluation.

The Changing Landscape of Development Evaluation Training: A Rapid Review

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A key area of IEG's mandate focuses on developing the WBG's client countries' capacities in monitoring and evaluation. IEG undertook a process of identifying and reviewing current M&E learning opportunities available to practitioners in a developing country context to understand the current landscape. A key area of IEG's mandate focuses on developing the WBG's client countries' capacities in monitoring and evaluation. IEG undertook a process of identifying and reviewing current M&E learning opportunities available to practitioners in a developing country context to understand the current landscape.

Monitoring and Evaluation System: The Case of Chile 1990–2014

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From its creation in the 1990s, the Chilean monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system has represented a substantial part of the effort to improve the use of Chile's public resources within a broader context of multiple initiatives designed to modernize and improve public management in many areas. This close relationship with the budget has determined the primary characteristics of the Show More From its creation in the 1990s, the Chilean monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system has represented a substantial part of the effort to improve the use of Chile's public resources within a broader context of multiple initiatives designed to modernize and improve public management in many areas. This close relationship with the budget has determined the primary characteristics of the M&E system, in both its design and operations. For this reason, special attention is paid to (1) the role played by M&E within the Ministry of Finance in the Budget office (Dirección de Presupuestos--DIPRES), and the National Congress; (2) the coordination of the different components and instruments around the cycle of budget formulation, discussion, and approval; and (3) the use of M&E information in decision-making processes.

Connecting Evaluation and Budgeting

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Evaluation is an essentialtoolfor good budgeting and a core element of any well‐designed government‐wide performance budgeting system. Evaluation has a crucialrole to play in providing the performance information necessary tomaximize the effectiveness of budgeting as a toolfor expenditure prioritization and forthe promotion of effective and efficientservice delivery. Evaluation is an essentialtoolfor good budgeting and a core element of any well‐designed government‐wide performance budgeting system. Evaluation has a crucialrole to play in providing the performance information necessary tomaximize the effectiveness of budgeting as a toolfor expenditure prioritization and forthe promotion of effective and efficientservice delivery.

Program Classification for Performance-Based Budgeting: How to Structure Budgets to Enable the Use of Evidence

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This guide provides practical guidance on how to define programs and their constituent elements under a program budgeting system. This guide provides practical guidance on how to define programs and their constituent elements under a program budgeting system.

The Government Monitoring and Evaluation System in India: A Work in Progress

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A surge in public expenditure driven by economic growth has occurred in India, which in turn has resulted in a growing demand for monitoring and evaluation and performance management from government, program implementers, international donor organizations, and civil society at large. There is evidence that key macroeconomic policy makers are also concerned about quality in public spending and Show MoreA surge in public expenditure driven by economic growth has occurred in India, which in turn has resulted in a growing demand for monitoring and evaluation and performance management from government, program implementers, international donor organizations, and civil society at large. There is evidence that key macroeconomic policy makers are also concerned about quality in public spending and better outcomes from public investments. In the light of this, the Indian government has taken initiatives to improve the monitoring and evaluation environment.

The Government Monitoring and Evaluation System in India: A Work in Progress

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A surge in public expenditure driven by economic growth has occurred in India, which in turn has resulted in a growing demand for monitoring and evaluation and performance management from government, program implementers, international donor organizations, and civil society at large. There is evidence that key macroeconomic policy makers are also concerned about quality in public spending and Show MoreA surge in public expenditure driven by economic growth has occurred in India, which in turn has resulted in a growing demand for monitoring and evaluation and performance management from government, program implementers, international donor organizations, and civil society at large. There is evidence that key macroeconomic policy makers are also concerned about quality in public spending and better outcomes from public investments. In the light of this, the Indian government has taken initiatives to improve the monitoring and evaluation environment.