Then and Now: Implications of the Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2014


Guest blogger Dr. Alison Evans, comments on IEG'€™s RAP 2014 and notes a similarity to previous development effectiveness reports produced during her tenure with the Bank. 

You know that strange and sometimes unsettling feeling of deja vu? Recently I experienced that sensation while preparing for a panel discussion on IEG'€™s 2014 Results and Performance report (RAP2014). On reading the report, I was struck by how familiar the storyline felt. 

Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2014

The year 2015 is pivotal in international development. As the era of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concludes, work continues to take forward the unfinished MDG agenda and to define and meet the more ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In preparation for the new challenges, the World Bank Group is changing. A new strategy in 2013 set two ambitious goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent in a sustainable manner.