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Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Crisis Response: Independent Evaluation Group Evaluation of the World Bank’s Contribution (Approach Paper)

Interconnected and often devastating covariate shocks are a threat to human development. Covariate shocks are shocks that affect large numbers of people or communities at once and can be natural, economic, or political…
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Fulfilled Promises: Using GPT for Analytical Tasks

Fulfilled Promises: Using GPT for Analytical Tasks

In our previous blog, we set the stage for the nine experiments we conducted to test out the promises and the perils of GPT and generative artificial intelligence (AI) for evaluation practice. In this entry, we’ll share…
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A cyber punk version of The Creation of Adam with one robot hand and one human hand

Setting up Experiments to Test GPT for Evaluation

Since OpenAI’s “ChatGPT” caused a frenzy with its entrance into the world at the end of 2022, a lot of hype has developed around generative artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLMs), including in the…
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Culturally responsive evaluation: How do different regions approach it?

Culturally responsive evaluation: How do different regions approach it?

Evaluations of development activity can be more effective when they consider the cultural context of the country or region where the intervention was focused. At a recent panel discussion to mark 50 years of independent…
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The World Bank Group in the Kyrgyz Republic: Country Program Evaluation, Fiscal Years 2014–21

The World Bank Group in the Kyrgyz Republic

This report assesses the relevance and effectiveness of the World Bank’s engagement in the Kyrgyz Republic between fiscal years 2014 and 2021.  
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What Can 6 Countries Tell Us About Tax Reform?

Tax revenue gains are an increasingly important source of revenue, especially after the onset of the pandemic, as governments struggle to fund a myriad of demands, from health sector capacity building to climate change…
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What Difference Does a Better Bank Make?

What Difference Does a Better Bank Make?

In his reminiscences on the origins of independent evaluation, Mervyn Weiner, the first to hold the title Director General of an independent evaluation unit, describes a Board meeting in the early 1970s. This was a…
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International Finance Corporation Platforms Approach: Addressing Development Challenges at Scale (Approach Paper)

Recurring development challenges and new compounding crises affecting client countries and firms constrain the ambition of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to contribute to attainment of the Sustainable…
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Esclarecimento: Reportagem da Mídia sobre as Conclusões do Grupo de Avaliação Independente sobre o Programa do Grupo do Banco Mundial em Moçambique

WASHINGTON - 14 de Julho de 2023 – No seu relatório, O Grupo do Banco Mundial em Moçambique, Exercícios Fiscais de 2008–21, o Grupo de Avaliação Independente não conclui nem implica que o Grupo do Banco Mundial seja de…
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Clarification: Media Reporting on the Findings of the Independent Evaluation Group on the World Bank Group Program in Mozambique

WASHINGTON - July 14, 2023 – In its report, The World Bank Group in Mozambique, Fiscal Years 2008–21, the Independent Evaluation Group neither concludes nor implies that the World Bank Group is in any way responsible…
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