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World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

Works: 140 works in 445 publications in 1 language and 14,434 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
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Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 332.1532
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Hazards of nature, risks to development an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters by World Bank ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evaluation carried out by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), an autonomous body reporting directly to the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank Group to assess the effectiveness of the Bank's development efforts, and one of the most comprehensive reviews of disaster preparedness and response ever conducted. Calls for new thinking that integrates predictable disaster risks into development programs. Concludes that it is possible to anticipate where many natural disasters will strike, yet expresses concerns that the World Bank's disaster assistance efforts are underutilizing these vital lifesaving forecasts
World Bank lending for lines of credit an IEG evaluation by Laurie Effron ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 532 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
Pakistan an Evaluation of the World Bank's Assistance by Lily L Chu ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 522 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
Debt Relief for the Poorest an Evaluation Update of the HIPC Initiative by Shonar Lala ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study evaluates progress under the HIPC initiative since IEG's 2003 evaluation. It finds that the Enhanced HIPC initiative cut debt ratios in half for 18 countries, but in eight of these countries, the ratios have come to once again exceed HIPC thresholds. Debt reduction alone is not a sufficient instrument to affect the multiple drivers of debt sustainability. Sustained improvements in export diversification, fiscal management, the terms of new financing, and public debt management are also needed, measures that fall outside the ambit of the HIPC initiative
Improving Investment Climates an Evaluation of World Bank Group Assistance by Kristin Hallberg ( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engaging with fragile states an IEG review of World Bank support to low-income countries under stress by Soniya Carvalho ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 382 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
IEG Review of World Bank Assistance for Financial Sector Reform by World Bank ( )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This evaluation presents an independent assessment of the Bank's support for financial sector reforms over the period FY93-03. It assesses the extent to which the objectives of Bank assistance were achieved, including reducing government ownership of financial intermediaries, decreased market concentration, increased competition and efficiency, healthier and more stable financial intermediaries, and deeper, more developed financial systems. It also examines Bank support for financial sector reforms in countries under crisis
Financial Sector Assessment Program IEG Review of the Joint World Bank and IMF Initiative by Lily L Chu ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 378 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 found that the FSAP is a good quality diagnostic tool. Joint Bank-Fund cooperation has allowed an integrated approach towards financial sector vulnerabilities and development needs, and has expanded the depth and quality of the skills base. The assessments, however, fall short in prioritizing recommendations and integrating the findings and recommendations of the assessments into its overall programs
From schooling access to learning outcomes, an unfinished agenda an evaluation of World Bank support to primary education by H. Dean Nielsen ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Education for All (EFA) movement, launched in 1990, has resulted in an extraordinary mobilization of World Bank and country resources in support of basic education over the past 15 years. World Bank EFA financing, mostly focused on primary education, has become increasingly progressive, targeting the most disadvantaged countries and often the disadvantaged within countries. In most parts of the world, Bank and country investments have led to significantly improved access to primary education through the construction of new schools and the reduction of other physical, financial, and social barriers. Nevertheless, tens of millions of children in the developing world--mostly girls, the poor, and other disadvantaged--remain out of school, hundreds of millions drop out before completing primary school, and of those who do complete, a large proportion fail to acquire desired levels of knowledge and skills, especially in the poorest countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond achieving universal completion of primary education, a Millennium Development Goal (MDG), the remaining EFA challenge is to ensure that all children, particularly the disadvantaged, acquire the basic knowledge and skills that are crucial for poverty reduction. Over the years of Bank support for EFA and its world conferences in 1990 and 2000, the Bank's policy objectives for increased support to primary education have been simple and remarkably stable: universal primary school completion, equality of access for girls and other disadvantaged groups, and improved student learning outcomes. This Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluation was mounted to assess the extent to which these objectives have been met in countries supported by the Bank. The main objectives of the evaluation were 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, and to provide lessons for countries in their development strategies and for the Bank in its support to those strategies
Development results in middle-income countries an evaluation of the World Bank's support by Thomas O'Brien ( )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 359 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
A decade of action in transport an evaluation of World Bank assistance to the transport sector, 1995-2005 by World Bank ( )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 357 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
The World Bank in Turkey, 1993-2004 an IEG Country Assistance Evaluation by Basil Kavalsky ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Country Assistance Evaluation (CAE) assesses the outcomes of the World Bankʹs assistance to Turkey during the period July 1, 1993, to June 30, 2004. It focuses on the objectives of that assistance and the extent to which outcomes were consistent with those objectives. It looks at the Bankʹs contribution to the achievement of those outcomes and the lessons for the Bankʹs future activities both in Turkey and more broadly. The evaluation has included a review of relevant documents, complemented by interviews with the staff of the Bank and other key donors, as well as representatives of the Government, NGOs, and civil society. -- from Preface (p. v)
World Bank assistance to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa an IEG review ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 342 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 gove
Public sector reform what works and why? : an IEG evaluation of World Bank support by World Bank ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effectiveness and efficiency of a country's public sector is vital to the success of development activities, including those the World Bank supports. Sound financial management, an efficient civil service and administrative policy, efficient and fair collection of taxes, and transparent operations that are relatively free of corruption all contribute to good delivery of public services. The Bank has devoted an increasing share of its lending and advisory support to the reform of central governments, so it is important to understand what is working, what needs improvement, and what is missi
Doing business an independent evaluation : taking the measure of the World Bank-IFC doing business indicators by World Bank ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This independent evaluation of the Doing Business Indicators assesses the methods and processes used to construct the indicators, their relevance to development outcomes, and their usefulness to policy makers and other stakeholders. It makes recommendations for improving the collection and presentation of data and for greater clarity in communicating what the indicators can and cannot capture
Climate change and the World Bank Group phase 1, an evaluation of World Bank win-win energy policy reforms by Kenneth M Chomitz ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 326 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
Independent evaluation of IFC's development results 2007 lessons and implications from 10 years of experience by Dan Crabtree ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 324 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
Improving effectiveness and outcomes for the poor in health, nutrition, and population an evaluation of World Bank Group support since 1997 ( )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study evaluates the effectiveness of the World Bank Group's support for health, nutrition, and population (HNP) in developing countries from 1997 to 2008 - totaling more than 17 billion - and distills lessons for greater impact in the future. It finds that the Bank Group now funds a smaller share of global support for HNP than a decade ago, but its support remains substantial and adds considerable value. About two-thirds of the Bank's HNP support has had satisfactory outcomes, often in difficult environments
Using training to build capacity for development an evaluation of the World Bank's project-based and WBI training by World Bank ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This evaluation assesses the extend to which World Bank-financed training builds the capacity of target institutions and organizations to better achieve their development goals, and identifies the training management processes that contribute to positive results
The welfare impact of rural electrification a reassessment of the costs and benefits ; an IEG impact evaluation by World Bank ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rural electrification can have many benefits-not only bringing lighting, but improving the quality of health care, spreading information and supporting productive enterprises. The extent of these benefits has been questioned, arguing that they may be insufficient to justify the investment costs. This book quantifies these benefits. It finds that the benefits can indeed be high, substantially outweighing the costs, and that consumer willingness to pay is generally sufficient to achieve financial sustainability. However, benefits could be increased further by providing smart subsidies to assist
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