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World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

Overview
Works: 183 works in 562 publications in 2 languages and 23,901 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Other, Publishing director
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332.1532
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Most widely held works by World Bank
Development results in middle-income countries : an evaluation of the World Bank's support by World Bank( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank's support in fostering growth and reducing poverty has contributed to the considerable economic success of MIC countries. But to produce greater development benefits, it has to become more agile and draw upon MICs' own capacity much more systematically, connecting such capabilities to help low-income countries and to tackle global challenges. The Bank's work has to more clearly demonstrate best practice to deliver impact beyond its limited direct role
Public sector reform : what works and why? : an IEG evaluation of World Bank support by World Bank( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank support for public sector reform has grown notably in recent years. To address the questions of what is working and why in this area, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has examined Bank lending and other support for public sector reform in four areas: public financial management, administrative and civil service, revenue administration, and anticorruption and transparency. A majority of countries that borrowed to support public sector reform improved their performance in some dimensions, but there were shortcomings in important aspects. Middle-income borrowers saw improvements in their public sector quality more frequently than low-income borrowers, even though the low-income group usually had greater needs for public sector improvement. Performance usually improved for public financial management, tax administration, and transparency, but not for civil service. Direct measures to reduce corruption, such as anticorruption laws and commissions, rarely succeeded, as they often lacked the necessary support from political elites and the judicial system
Pakistan : an evaluation of the World Bank's assistance by Lily L Chu( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyzes the objectives and content of the World Bank's assistance program during the period 1994-2003, the economic and social development outcomes in Pakistan, and the contributions of the Bank to development outcomes
Financial Sector Assessment Program : IEG review of the joint World Bank and IMF initiative by Lily L Chu( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) is a major initiative, undertaken jointly by the World Bank and the IMF, in response to the financial crises of the late 1990s. The ultimate objectives of the program are (i) the identification and resolution of financial sector vulnerabilities and their macroeconomic stability implications; and (ii) fostering financial sector development and its contribution to economic growth. In addition, the FSAP was expected to help the Bank, Fund, and other institutions design appropriate assistance to address issues identified by the FSAP.The evaluation fou
Doing business : an independent evaluation : taking the measure of the World Bank-IFC doing business indicators by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Business (DB), the annual World Bank- International Finance Corporation (IFC) benchmarking exercise launched in 2004, is one of the Bank Group's flagship knowledge products. It aims to measure the costs to firms of business regulations in 178 countries and ranks the countries along 10 dimensions. It also aims to advance the World Bank Group's private sector development agenda by motivating and informing the design of regulatory reforms, enriching international initiatives on development effectiveness, and informing theory. By ranking countries and spotlighting both leaders and laggards, DB has attracted the interest of senior policy makers and is claimed to have inspired reforms on business climate issues. DB's lively communications style has helped give the DB indicators an international profile. The report has five sections: the first chapter reviews the intellectual underpinnings of the DB indicators. The second chapter reports on how DB collects and assembles data. The chapters third and fourth discuss the relevance of the dimensions measured by the exercise and their use inside and outside the Bank. And finally, chapter fifth presents findings and recommendations
World Bank lending for lines of credit : an IEG evaluation by Laurie Effron( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This review of World Bank support for lines of credit, channeled through local financial institutions in client countries, finds that the Bank's own guidelines have not been followed and outcomes are poor
A decade of action in transport : an evaluation of World Bank assistance to the transport sector, 1995-2005 by World Bank( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank committed 30.6 billion in transport-related projects during the past decade, making it one of the largest sectors. The evaluation looks into the Bank's experience in the sector, and assesses the institution's interventions, the impact of rapid transport sector expansion, and its readiness to meet the challenges ahead
Debt relief for the poorest : an evaluation update of the HIPC initiative by Shonar Lala( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

References p. 75-77
Hazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group examined the World Bank's experience in disaster prevention and response over the past 20 years and found that the scale of Bank operations has grown over the period. The report found that the Bank has demonstrated considerable flexibility in its approach, but actions have tended to be more reactive than proactive, with disaster response taking more of the focus that preventative measures
From schooling access to learning outcomes, an unfinished agenda : an evaluation of World Bank support to primary education by H. Dean Nielsen( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is an evaluation of World Bank support to primary education. It has two objectives. The first is to assess World Bank assistance to countries in their efforts to improve their basic knowledge and skills base through the provision of quality primary education, particularly since the beginning of the Education for All (EFA) movement in 1990. The second objective is to provide lessons for countries in their development strategies, and for the Bank in its support of those strategies
The welfare impact of rural electrification : a reassessment of the costs and benefits ; an IEG impact evaluation by World Bank( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has long been claimed that rural electrification greatly improves the quality of life. Lighting alone brings benefits such as increased study time and improved study environment for school children, extended hours for small businesses, and greater security. But electrification brings more than light. It's second most common use is for television, which brings both entertainment and information. The people who live in rural areas greatly appreciate these benefits and are willing to pay for them at levels more than sufficient to cover the costs. However, the evaluation of these and other benefits, as well as of their distribution, has been sparse. This report reviews recent methodological advances made in measuring the benefits of rural electrification (RE) and commends them. It also notes that the understanding of the techniques shown in project documents is sometimes weak, and quality control for the economic analysis in project documents lacking. This study shows that willingness to pay for electricity is high, exceeding the long-run marginal cost of supply. Hence, in principle, RE investments can have good rates of return and be financially sustainable. But caveats are in order. The first caveat is that attention needs to be paid to ensuring least cost supply, including limiting system losses. Second, continued attention needs to be paid to achieving the right balance between financial sustainability and reaching the poor
Using training to build capacity for development : an evaluation of the World Bank's project-based and WBI training by World Bank( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To achieve the goals of sustainable growth and poverty reduction, developing countries need strong national institutions. To this end, the World Bank has devoted significant resources to building the capacity of institutions and organizations in client countries. The Bank helps countries build capacity through a variety of diverse but complementary means, including technical assistance, studies, equipment, and training. This evaluation addresses these questions and examines how training is used alongside other Bank support to achieve clients' capacity building objectives. The World Bank invests an estimated $720 million annually in support of client training. Over 90 percent is financed through investment projects, with the remainder provided through the World Bank Institute (WBI). This evaluation represents the first time that the World Bank's training investments have been examined to determine the impact of training on clients' capacity- building objectives and to obtain insights into the factors driving success or failure. It presents a rich set of ideas for improving the effectiveness of both WBI and project- financed training, with the aim of enhancing the impact of the Bank's capacity building investments
Independent evaluation of IFC's development results 2007 : lessons and implications from 10 years of experience by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of the World Bank Group, IFC's overriding objective is to help reduce poverty and support sustainable development in developing countries. IFC pursues this mission by supporting the private sector to create jobs and simulate markets. This report, which assesses the impact of IFC toward that mission, appears at a time of unprecedented levels of private investment in the emerging markets. The report takes a look back at the development results that the IFC-supported projects have achieved in the last 10 years, the main lessons that have emerged at the project level and the strategic impl
How to build M & E systems to support better government by Keith Robin Mackay( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this volume is to help governments in their efforts to build, strengthen, and fully institutionalize their monitoring and evaluation (M & E) systems, not as an end in itself but in support of improved government performance-in other words, sound governance. The volume brings together the considerable experience accumulated by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) in its longstanding program of support for governments and Bank staff in their efforts to build M & E systems. It also draws on the growing body of literature from other sources on this issue. There is currently a great deal of emphasis on results and on being able to demonstrate performance. Part one starts by focusing on exactly what M & E has to offer to governments. Part two focuses on the experience of several countries that have succeeded in building a well functioning government M & E system. Part three analyzes the lessons from building government M & E systems in these and many other countries, both developing and developed. Ways to strengthen a government M & E system are presented in Part four. Part five maps out those issues where international experience with government M & E systems is not well understood or well documented. Finally, part six provides a series of commonly asked questions on M & E and their answers
Engaging with fragile states : an IEG review of World Bank support to low-income countries under stress by Soniya Carvalho( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial progress on donor coordination at the international policy level. Significant challenges remain, however. Donor agendas have been overly ambitious and need to be made more selective, the effectiveness of donor programs needs to be improved after the immediate post-conflict phase in war-ravaged countries when structural change is needed, and donors need to develop transparent aid allocation criteria that ensure that fragile states will be neither under- nor over-aided. The report makes recommendations to overcome these challenges and distills lessons for the Bank and other donors
Small states : making the most of development assistance : a synthesis of World Bank evaluation findings by Gene Tidrick( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn from IEG Country Assistance Evaluations and Project Performance Assessment Reports, as well as from IEG Reviews of Country Assistance Strategy Completion Reports and Project Implementation Completion Reports
World Bank assistance to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa : an IEG review( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sub-Saharan Africa is a critical development priority-it has some of the world's poorest countries and during the past two decades the number of poor in the Region has doubled, to 300 million-more than 40 percent of the Region's population. Africa remains behind on most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is unlikely to reach them by 2015. With some of the world's poorest countries, Africa is a development priority for the donor community. A major drag on Africa's development is the underperformance of the critical agriculture sector, which has been neglected both by donors and governments over the past two decades. The sector faces a variety of constraints that are particular to agriculture in Africa and make its development a complex challenge. Poor governance and conflict in several countries further complicate matters. IEG has assessed the development effectiveness of World Bank assistance in addressing constraints to agricultural development in Africa over the period of fiscal 1991-2006
Climate change and the World Bank Group : phase 1, an evaluation of World Bank win-win energy policy reforms by Kenneth M Chomitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change threatens to derail development, even as development pumps ever-greater quantities of carbon dioxide into an atmosphere already polluted with two centuries of Western emissions. The World Bank, with a newly articulated strategic framework on development and climate change, must confront these entangled threats in helping its clients to carve out a sustainable growth path. This phase of the evaluation, focused on the World Bank (and not the IFC or MIGA) assesses the World Bank's experience with key win-win policies in the energy sector--policies that combine gains at the country level with globally beneficial greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Within the range of win-win policies, two have long been discussed but are more relevant than ever in light of 2008's spike in energy prices: removal of energy subsidies and promotion of end-user energy efficiency."--Executive summary, p. xvii
Financing micro, small, and medium enterprises : an independent evaluation of IFC's experience with financial intermediaries in frontier countries by World Bank( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study evaluates the effectiveness of IFC's strategic priority of private sector development in frontier countries (high-risk and/or low-income) by supporting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during fiscal years (FY)1994-2006. IFC has channeled its support to MSME's by: i) indirect financing through financial intermediaries, and ii) by indirect institution-building support via specialized regional small and medium enterprise (SME) development facilities. This evaluation analyzes IFC's development results and provides recommendations on how IFC's performance can be improved in this area going forward
Using knowledge to improve development effectiveness : an evaluation of the World Bank economic and sector work and technical assistance, 2000-2006 by World Bank( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank has committed itself to becoming a "global knowledge bank", using knowledge to improve the development effectiveness of its work. Two of the analytical and advisory ways the Bank provides knowledge to its client countries are economic and sector work (ESW) and nonlending technical assistance (TA). ESW and TA are an essential part of the Bank's engagement with its clients--it spent 910 million (26% of its spending on country services) on these products during fiscal 2000-06. This evaluation assesses the extent to which the stated objectives of ESW and TA have been met. I
 
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Debt relief for the poorest : an evaluation update of the HIPC initiative
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Public sector reform : what works and why? : an IEG evaluation of World Bank supportPakistan : an evaluation of the World Bank's assistanceFinancial Sector Assessment Program : IEG review of the joint World Bank and IMF initiativeDoing business : an independent evaluation : taking the measure of the World Bank-IFC doing business indicatorsWorld Bank lending for lines of credit : an IEG evaluationA decade of action in transport : an evaluation of World Bank assistance to the transport sector, 1995-2005Debt relief for the poorest : an evaluation update of the HIPC initiativeHazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters