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By using impact evaluations, we know how effective our programs are and can make good, cost-effective decisions about future programs to reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit: http://www.worldbank.org/sief.
In this edition of our Conversations Series, we feature an engaging and wide-ranging conversation between Caroline Heider, Director General, Evaluation of the World Bank Group and Rakesh Nangia, Evaluator General of the African Development Bank. The two explore the role of independent evaluation in their respective institutions, and some of the key issues they have encountered in their respective institutions – from how to serve the Board and other stakeholders, determining what to evaluate and when, how to build evaluation capacity in client countries, and the pros and cons of assigning performance ratings, among others.
Maddalena Honorati, Economist, World Bank. This session presented three country cases with a view to explore and discuss how these countries with different program requirements have addressed the above constraints in setting up and implementing M&E systems and which monitoring and evaluation tools they have used to strengthen the management of safety net systems.
Organizational learning expert, Peter Senge, author of the Fifth Discipline, came to the World Bank to discuss learning and IEG's new evaluation, Learning and Results in World Bank Operations II: Toward a New Learning Strategy. For more information about the event, follow the conversation using #WBLearns.
http://ieg.worldbank.org/ - Our "Learning and Results in World Bank Operations" evaluation was launched at the World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. This is the first phase of the evaluation on Learning and Results. During the event, we had terrific panelists asking tough questions about how the World Bank can succeed in sharing knowledge and effectively learn through lending. This was a participatory event, with a lot of audience participation. Discover what we learned from this evaluation and why it's important for the field of International Development.
Public Lecture by Caroline Heider, Director General Evaluation of the World Bank About the lecturer: Ms Heider is the Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group, which evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group, comprising IBRD, IDA, IFC and MIGA. As a global leader in development evaluation, she has advised on evaluation guidelines for various international organizations, contributed to finalizing the UN Evaluation Group's (UNEG) Norms and Standards for evaluation. More information on Ms Heider here: http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/webpage/director-general-evaluation Her publications include "Evaluating Policy: A Perspective from Multilateral Experience," and "A Conceptual Framework for Developing Evaluation Capacities." She has a MBA from Freie Universität...
This is a short video interview with IEG's Lead Evaluation Officer discussing World Bank's Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategy and upcoming evaluation of the strategy. Learn about the strategy and how you can contribute to the discussions on the strategy. For more information, please visit IEG's website at http://www.ieg.worldbankgroup.org
On Thursday, October 8, 2015, the Independent Evaluation Group hosted a high-level panel of leaders in government and the private sector to discuss what can be done to ensure that the solutions offered by the World Bank are fully informed and the best for clients and stakeholders.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, IEG hosted a conversation around experiences of and lessons from country program evaluations of WBG engagement in four countries that are endowed with abundant natural resources and also heavily depend on revenues from their extraction: Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Zambia.
Access to financial services has long been believed to lift people out of poverty. Although 700 million people have gained access to formal financial services in the past few years, 2 billion remain excluded in 2015. A recent evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group looks at the World Bank Group's record in promoting financial inclusion. Is the World Bank Group on course to meet the Universal Access Goal, as reaffirmed in 2013 by WBG President Jim Kim? Learn more at http://ieg.worldbank.org.
Jennie Litvack - Lead Economist, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank - presents key findings from the independent evaluation of the World Bank's Social Safety Net programming between 2000 and 2010. This event - Evaluation of World Bank safety nets programming 2000-2010 - was held on the 7th November 2011 at ODI offices, London.
Ariel Fiszbein, the Chief Economist in the Human Development Network of the World Bank discusses impact evaluation. This event Using impact evaluation to improve development was held on the 4th May 2010, from 17.30-19.00, at ODI's offices in London.
Navin Girishankar, Lead Evaluation Officer of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), discusses the World Bank's Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) Strategy. In this short video interview, Navin highlights the rapidly evolving global context for the Bank's work on governance and anticorruption and summarizes the findings of IEG's recent flagship evaluation. In addition to identifying key lessons learned, Navin calls on the Bank to re-energize the GAC agenda by innovating its approach to state-building and institutional development. This requires new instruments, new metrics, and more consistent management of risks.