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Unfulfilled Promises: Using GPT for Synthetic Tasks

In our previous blogs, we shared our findings and recommendations for six experiments that ended up working quite well. For the next three experiments, we wanted to test GPT’s performance on more advanced tasks that…
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The World Bank Group’s 2018 Capital Increase Package: An Independent Validation of Implementation and Results

The World Bank Group’s 2018 Capital Increase Package

This report presents the Independent Evaluation Group’s validation of the World Bank Group’s 2018 capital increase package (CIP). It assesses the World Bank Group’s progress in implementing the CIP’s policy measures and…
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Financial Inclusion

This evaluation explores how and with what effect the World Bank Group has supported financial inclusion for the microenterprises, poor households, women, and other excluded groups.
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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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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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