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Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) approach papers

February 28, 2003 - present

 

Documents in this series precede a formal Independent Evaluation Group evaluation and provide information on the key questions, rationale, scope, and evaluation approach. IEG is charged with evaluating the activities of IBRD, IDA, IFC, and MIGA to guarantee projects and services. The goals of evaluation are to provide an objective assessment of the results of the World Bank Group's work and to identify and disseminate lessons learned from experience. The diversity of projects and programs that WBG employs to support public and private sector development requires that IEG use a variety of evaluation approaches. These approaches include assessing outcomes against stated objectives, benchmarks, standards, and expectations, or assessing what might have happened in the absence of the project, program, or policy (counterfactual analysis).

 

 

Otherwise known as:

Operations Evaluation Department (OED) approach papers (February 28, 2003 - August 2, 2005)

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) approach papers (November 23, 2005 - present)

 

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http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/webpage/evaluations



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IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to health financing in improving health system performance FY03-FY12 (English)

Improving health outcomes and protecting households against the financial consequences of ill-health are top priority efforts to reduce poverty and sustain growth. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82189 APR 24, 2013

Disclosed

Evaluation of the World Bank Group's (WBG) support for public-private partnerships (English)

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have seen a rise in developing countries over the last two decades. More than one hundred and thirty-four developing countries apply PPPs, contributing about fifteen to twenty percent of total infrastructure investment. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82186 MAR 14, 2013

Disclosed

Restoring confidence and transforming institutions : an IEG evaluation of World Bank Group assistance to fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)

Fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) have become an important focus of World Bank Group assistance in recent years as recognition of the linkages between fragility, conflict, violence, and poverty has grown. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 81954 JAN 31, 2013

Disclosed

Evaluation of the World Bank Group's targeted support for small and medium enterprises (English)

The World Bank Group seeks to promote private sector led growth to generate employment, shared growth and poverty alleviation. It is important to understand and address the developmental needs of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as part of broader efforts to promote inclusive private sector development. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 76983 JAN 07, 2013

Disclosed

The World Bank's partnership with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) alliance (English)

The GAVI alliance is a partnership of public and private organizations that was launched in 2000 with a mission to save children's lives and protect people's health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82187 OCT 11, 2012

Disclosed

Impact evaluation of International Finance Corporation's business license simplification program to promote entrepreneurship in Peru : an independent assessment (English)

Programs to reduce the costs of doing business represent one of the major initiatives of the World Bank Group, particularly the International Finance Corporation (IFC). ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82195 OCT 11, 2012

Disclosed

The World Bank and public procurement : an independent evaluation (English)

Public expenditure is a key policy tool, and good procurement practices are a major determinant of its effectiveness. This proposed evaluation has dual objectives. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 74652 SEP 05, 2012

Disclosed

Systematic review of impact evaluations in maternal and child health (English)

Improved outcomes for women and children lower fertility rates, higher nutritional status, and lower incidence of illness, among others-have broad individual, family, and societal benefits. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82191 AUG 21, 2012

Disclosed

The World Bank Group's partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (English)

The GEF was initially established by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a pilot program to assist in the protection of the global environment and thereby promote environmentally sound and sustainable economic development. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82184 AUG 14, 2012

Disclosed

Evaluation of the International Finance Corporation's short-term trade finance programs, 2006-2011 (English)

Board members have requested an IEG review of IFC’s trade finance activities. In its most recent strategy documents, the Road Map FY12-14 and Road Map FY13-15, IFC has indicated that it plans to expand its short-term finance activities, including requesting an increase in the authorized ceiling of the GTFP. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 73791 MAY 08, 2012

Disclosed

Biennial report on operations evaluation : assessing the monitoring and evaluation systems of IFC and MIGA (English)

The evaluation aims to inform the results agenda at International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 72691 APR 25, 2012

Disclosed

Evaluation of World Bank Group programs supporting innovation and entrepreneurship (English)

This evaluation will assess how well the Bank Group is fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in client countries with a view to informing future strategic directions and enhancing program and project implementation, including the results agenda. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 72697 APR 12, 2012

Disclosed

Evaluation of knowledge-based World Bank country programs (English)

Since the 1990s, the World Bank Group and its client countries have become increasingly cognizant of the key role of knowledge in development. In response to the changing needs of its client countries, the Bank Group has adapted its approach, governance, business practices, and strategic vision. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 72699 APR 05, 2012

Disclosed

An IEG assessment of the World Bank Group's response to the global food crisis (English)

The purpose of this evaluation is to review and evaluate the immediate responses of the World Bank Group (WBG) to the global food crisis of 2007-08, as well as to assess progress in building up resilience to future crises through the Bank's regular lending program and AAA activities. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 68285 FEB 13, 2012

Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2012 : results and performance of the World Bank Group (English)

The Results and Performance (RAP) of the World Bank Group is the annual account of what recent Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluations reveal about the effectiveness of the World Bank Group in addressing current and emerging development challenges. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 67657 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Climate change and the World Bank Group : climate adaptation (English)

This evaluation is the third in an Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) series that assesses World Bank Group (WBG) activities related to climate change. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 66747 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

Sustainable provision of infrastructure services and the World Bank Group (English)

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) will carry out an evaluation to review how the World Bank Group (WBG) has, through its various types of interventions, supported its client countries to establish institutional and financial mechanisms and build sector capacity to ensure proper operation, maintenance, and provision of infrastructure services. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82193 OCT 28, 2011

Disclosed

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluation on youth employment FY 2001-FY 2011 (English)

This document details an evaluation by the IEG of the World Bank Group's (WBG) support for youth employment. The evaluation will 1) take stock of international evidence of effectiveness of youth employment initiatives to help inform a review of the WBG's work; 2) take stock of WBG support to youth employment; 3) identify lessons from WBG's support in promoting youth employment in various contexts; and 4) help guide the WBG's future work in youth employment. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 82185 OCT 24, 2011

Disclosed

Managing forest resources for sustainable development : an evaluation of the World Bank Group's experience (English)

Forests are home to some of the world's poorest people. Forests also provide environmental services important to the agriculture sector such as hydrological regulation and pollination. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 66751 OCT 19, 2011

Disclosed

The matrix system at the World Bank : an IEG evaluation (English)

The World Bank's ability to deliver effective country operations and services is contingent upon responsiveness to the client and technical excellence. ... See More +

IEG Approach Paper 58805 DEC 28, 2010

Disclosed

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IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to health financing in improving health system performance FY03-FY12 (English)
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APR 24, 2013 82189 IEG Approach Paper
Evaluation of the World Bank Group's (WBG) support for public-private partnerships (English)
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MAR 14, 2013 82186 IEG Approach Paper
Restoring confidence and transforming institutions : an IEG evaluation of World Bank Group assistance to fragile and conflict-affected situations (English)
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JAN 31, 2013 81954 IEG Approach Paper
Evaluation of the World Bank Group's targeted support for small and medium enterprises (English)
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JAN 07, 2013 76983 IEG Approach Paper
The World Bank's partnership with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) alliance (English)
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OCT 11, 2012 82187 IEG Approach Paper
Impact evaluation of International Finance Corporation's business license simplification program to promote entrepreneurship in Peru : an independent assessment (English)
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OCT 11, 2012 82195 IEG Approach Paper
The World Bank and public procurement : an independent evaluation (English)
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SEP 05, 2012 74652 IEG Approach Paper
Systematic review of impact evaluations in maternal and child health (English)
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AUG 21, 2012 82191 IEG Approach Paper
The World Bank Group's partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (English)
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AUG 14, 2012 82184 IEG Approach Paper
Evaluation of the International Finance Corporation's short-term trade finance programs, 2006-2011 (English)
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MAY 08, 2012 73791 IEG Approach Paper
Biennial report on operations evaluation : assessing the monitoring and evaluation systems of IFC and MIGA (English)
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APR 25, 2012 72691 IEG Approach Paper
Evaluation of World Bank Group programs supporting innovation and entrepreneurship (English)
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APR 12, 2012 72697 IEG Approach Paper
Evaluation of knowledge-based World Bank country programs (English)
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APR 05, 2012 72699 IEG Approach Paper
An IEG assessment of the World Bank Group's response to the global food crisis (English)
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FEB 13, 2012 68285 IEG Approach Paper
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) annual report 2012 : results and performance of the World Bank Group (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67657 IEG Approach Paper
Climate change and the World Bank Group : climate adaptation (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 66747 IEG Approach Paper
Sustainable provision of infrastructure services and the World Bank Group (English)
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OCT 28, 2011 82193 IEG Approach Paper
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluation on youth employment FY 2001-FY 2011 (English)
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OCT 24, 2011 82185 IEG Approach Paper
Managing forest resources for sustainable development : an evaluation of the World Bank Group's experience (English)
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OCT 19, 2011 66751 IEG Approach Paper
The matrix system at the World Bank : an IEG evaluation (English)
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DEC 28, 2010 58805 IEG Approach Paper