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What to Evaluate When - Consider These Choices Early in the Evaluation Cycle

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What to Evaluate When - Consider These Choices Early in the Evaluation Cycle
Consider these choices early in the evaluation cycle.Consider these choices early in the evaluation cycle.

VIDEO: The Benefits of Investing in Young Children

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Early childhood development can be one of the most cost-effective interventions for policymakers.   Watch this video about a groundbreaking IEG report that explores the benefits of investing in young children and how such investments can persist into school and beyond. Early childhood development can be one of the most cost-effective interventions for policymakers.   Watch this video about a groundbreaking IEG report that explores the benefits of investing in young children and how such investments can persist into school and beyond.

VIDEO: World Bank Group's support for Early Childhood Development

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Early development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families.   Download the report World Bank Show MoreEarly development plays a major role in a child’s school performance, health, and socialization and future earnings. IEG’s evaluation of the World Bank Group’s support for early childhood development examines the Bank’s design and implementation of operations that support interventions for young children and their families.   Download the report World Bank Support to Early Childhood Development   View the Infographics: Infographic: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps? Infographic: Impact of Interventions on Early Childhood Development Outcomes  

IEG Insights: The Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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The Private Sector in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in fostering private sector development is based on an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled, World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. The evaluation presents empirical evidence from three Show MoreThis brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in fostering private sector development is based on an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled, World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. The evaluation presents empirical evidence from three country program evaluations; six case studies; portfolio analyses; human resources and budget data; secondary analysis of IEG evaluations; background studies on aid flows, gender, private sector development, and jobs; and surveys of Bank Group staff and stakeholders.

IEG Insights: Natural Resources in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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Natural Resources in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
This brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in managing natural resources is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. For an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs in FCS countries, the evaluation draws on empirical Show MoreThis brief on ways to support fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) in managing natural resources is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation. For an in-depth assessment of strategies and assistance programs in FCS countries, the evaluation draws on empirical evidence from country program evaluations of Afghanistan, Liberia, and Timor-Leste and case studies of Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, and the Republic of Yemen.

IEG Insights: Women in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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IEG Insights: Women in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This brief on how the World Bank Group can better meet the needs of women in fragile and conflict-affected states is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent EvaluationThis brief on how the World Bank Group can better meet the needs of women in fragile and conflict-affected states is based on a report by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) entitled World Bank Group Assistance to Low-Income Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: An Independent Evaluation

VIDEO: Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality

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Since 1990, maternal and childhood deaths have fallen by 47 percent globally. There are a lot of great ideas on how to reduce maternal and childhood mortality. Some of them have been effective, many have not been. Dr. Jeff Tanner, an economist at the World Bank Group shares the findings of a study that reviewed what interventions work.    Download the reports: Show MoreSince 1990, maternal and childhood deaths have fallen by 47 percent globally. There are a lot of great ideas on how to reduce maternal and childhood mortality. Some of them have been effective, many have not been. Dr. Jeff Tanner, an economist at the World Bank Group shares the findings of a study that reviewed what interventions work.    Download the reports: World Bank Support to Early Childhood Development Later Impacts of Early Childhood Interventions: A systematic Review   View the Infographics: Infographic: Early Childhood Interventions - Where are the Knowledge Gaps? Infographic: Impact of Interventions on Early Childhood Development Outcomes  

Video: World Bank Group Support to Financial Inclusion

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Watch a short video summary of the findings of IEG's recent evaluation: Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity? Watch a short video summary of the findings of IEG's recent evaluation: Financial Inclusion - A Foothold on the Ladder toward Prosperity?

Video: World Bank Group Support to Electricity Access

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Almost 1.1 billion people in the world still have no access to electricity. See what the Independent Evaluation Group recommends the World Bank Group do to support the global electricity access challenge. Almost 1.1 billion people in the world still have no access to electricity. See what the Independent Evaluation Group recommends the World Bank Group do to support the global electricity access challenge.

Infographic: Financial Inclusion - A foothold on the ladder to prosperity?

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Infographic: Financial Inclusion - A foothold on the ladder to prosperity?
Find out what IEG recommends the World Bank Group do to reach the 2 billion people worldwide who lack  access to financial services. Find out what IEG recommends the World Bank Group do to reach the 2 billion people worldwide who lack  access to financial services.