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Are measurement practices delivering an accurate picture of World Bank performance?

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A closer look at project-level targets and indicators reveals room for improvement in results measurement.A closer look at project-level targets and indicators reveals room for improvement in results measurement.

Learning from Data Innovation

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Learning from Data Innovation
Data are vital for understanding the progress and impact of development strategies. New technologies coupled with increased computing power are creating opportunities for gathering and analyzing ever larger amounts of data from a greater range of sources. In addition, remote data collection has played an important role in getting around the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the Show More Data are vital for understanding the progress and impact of development strategies. New technologies coupled with increased computing power are creating opportunities for gathering and analyzing ever larger amounts of data from a greater range of sources. In addition, remote data collection has played an important role in getting around the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But innovative use of technology began before the pandemic. How have new technologies influenced data gathering and use, and what are their implications for learning from evidence and for evaluating development? Host Brenda Barbour speaks with Jos Vaessen, IEG's methods advisor. Listen on  Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. Related Resources: Evaluation Methods Resources World Bank Support to Reducing Child Undernutrition: An Independent Evaluation Managing Urban Spatial Growth: World Bank Support to Land Administration, Planning, and Development Why evaluators should embrace the use of geospatial data during Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and beyond Adapting evaluation designs in times of COVID-19 (coronavirus): four questions to guide decisions Conducting evaluations in times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Development Effectiveness of the Use of Doing Business Indicators

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This evaluation assesses the strategic relevance of the Doing Business indicators to both the development agenda of the World Bank Group and the reform priorities of its client countries. It also examines the extent to which the use of the indicators, including the discontinued ease of doing business country rankings, contributed to development effectiveness.  This evaluation assesses the strategic relevance of the Doing Business indicators to both the development agenda of the World Bank Group and the reform priorities of its client countries. It also examines the extent to which the use of the indicators, including the discontinued ease of doing business country rankings, contributed to development effectiveness. 

Outcome Ratings Increase Across Entire World Bank Group

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While the RAP 2021 presents encouraging results, as the impact of the pandemic continues to permeate Bank Group operations and outcome measurement systems, outcome ratings may decline in future reviews of the World Bank Group's development effectiveness.While the RAP 2021 presents encouraging results, as the impact of the pandemic continues to permeate Bank Group operations and outcome measurement systems, outcome ratings may decline in future reviews of the World Bank Group's development effectiveness.

Measuring Results in Global Development

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Measuring Results in Global Development
We are less than a decade from delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs touch on some of the most profound challenges facing humanity, such as ending poverty and reducing inequality. What does it mean to assess results on this massive agenda? Senior evaluator Estelle Raimondo and host Brenda Barbour talk about what they’ve learned about results measurement in global Show More We are less than a decade from delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs touch on some of the most profound challenges facing humanity, such as ending poverty and reducing inequality. What does it mean to assess results on this massive agenda? Senior evaluator Estelle Raimondo and host Brenda Barbour talk about what they’ve learned about results measurement in global development. How do we rethink Results Based Management to better support countries achieve their development outcomes? And what can the COVID-19 pandemic tell us about current results measurement practices? Listen on  Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher podcasts. Related resources Evaluation: The World Bank Group Outcome Orientation at the Country Level Blog: The Results Agenda Needs a Steer – What Could Be its New Course?

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2021

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This report, also known as the RAP, is the 2021 annual review of World Bank Group’s development effectiveness. The report assesses the Bank Group’s performance by analyzing the achievement of project and program objectives through validated ratings and presenting an in-depth analysis of possible drivers. This report, also known as the RAP, is the 2021 annual review of World Bank Group’s development effectiveness. The report assesses the Bank Group’s performance by analyzing the achievement of project and program objectives through validated ratings and presenting an in-depth analysis of possible drivers.

2021: Validation of Management Progress on IEG Evaluation Recommendations

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The Management Action Record (MAR) system tracks follow-up to IEG evaluations. This document validates management’s self-assessment covering FY17-21. The Management Action Record (MAR) system tracks follow-up to IEG evaluations. This document validates management’s self-assessment covering FY17-21.

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2021 – Concept Note

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The Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) report is the annual review of evidence from IEG evaluation and validation work on the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group (WBG). It will be the eleventh in a series that began in 2010; it will also be the second report departing from the exclusive traditional focus on ratings to also provide additional evidence on the Show MoreThe Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) report is the annual review of evidence from IEG evaluation and validation work on the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group (WBG). It will be the eleventh in a series that began in 2010; it will also be the second report departing from the exclusive traditional focus on ratings to also provide additional evidence on the nature of intended outcomes across the WBG. RAP 2021 will build and expand on the RAP 2020 innovations by refining the classification framework for intended outcomes and integrating analysis of existing ratings (trends) with the outcome classification analysis. Like past RAP reports, RAP 2021 will provide an analysis of project ratings and factors associated with performance as measured by those ratings. Expanding on the past, RAP 2021 will analyze and interpret these ratings through the lens created by the refined typology of intended outcomes. This lens would enable an examination of ratings that takes into account portfolio composition in terms of the type (classification) of intended outcomes, as well as the likelihood of achieving those intended outcomes. In other words, RAP 2021 aims at providing a joint assessment of ratings and the risk-return profile of the portfolio generating those ratings.

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.

Mobilizing Technology for Development

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This evaluation assesses the preparedness of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation to help clients harness the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by disruptive and transformative technologies. This evaluation assesses the preparedness of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation to help clients harness the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by disruptive and transformative technologies.