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World Bank Independent Evaluation Group

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Works: 235 works in 625 publications in 1 language and 24,685 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by World Bank
Pakistan : an evaluation of the World Bank's assistance by Lily L Chu( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 978 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
World Bank lending for lines of credit : an IEG evaluation by Laurie Effron( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 957 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
IEG review of World Bank assistance for financial sector reform by World Bank( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 753 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
Public sector reform : what works and why? : an IEG evaluation of World Bank support by Independent Evaluation Group( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 675 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
From schooling access to learning outcomes, an unfinished agenda : an evaluation of World Bank support to primary education by H. Dean Nielsen( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 673 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
Doing business : an independent evaluation : taking the measure of the World Bank-IFC doing business indicators by Independent Evaluation Group( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 662 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
Engaging with fragile states : an IEG review of World Bank support to low-income countries under stress by Soniya Carvalho( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 657 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 t
Development results in middle-income countries : an evaluation of the World Bank's support by Independent Evaluation Group( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 652 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
The welfare impact of rural electrification : a reassessment of the costs and benefits ; an IEG impact evaluation by Independent Evaluation Group( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 646 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
World Bank assistance to the financial sector : a synthesis of IEG evaluations by World Bank( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a synthesis of three evaluations carried out by the Independent Evaluation Group and completed between July 2005 and February 2006, on different aspects of Bank assistance to financial sector development in client countries. The three evaluation reports are World Bank Lending for Lines of Credit: An IEG Evaluation; IEG Review of World Bank Assistance for Financial Sector Reform; and Financial Sector Assessment Program: IEG Review of the Joint World Bank and IMF Initiative. This paper seeks to draw out common themes and issues that have arisen from the three evaluations, which re
Decentralization in client countries : an evaluation of World Bank Support, 1990-2007 by IEG( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) assessed the effectiveness of Bank support for decentralization between fiscal 1990 and 2007 in 20 countries, seeking to inform the design and implementation of future support. Given the difficulties of measuring the results of decentralization, the evaluation used intermediate outcome indicators such as strengthened legal and regulatory frameworks for intergovernmental relations, improved administrative capacity, and increased accountability of subnational governments and functionaries to higher levels of government and to citizens to assess the results of Bank support in these 20 countries. To examine potential lessons at a sectoral level, the evaluation also assessed whether Bank support for decentralization improved intermediate outcomes for service delivery in the education sector in 6 of the 20 countries. Bank support contributed to more effective decentralization substantially in more than one-third of the 20 cases and modestly in the others. The most successful aspects of Bank support pertained to the legal frameworks for intergovernmental relations, the frameworks for intergovernmental fiscal transfers, and subnational financial management Bank support was less effective in clarifying the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government and in improving own-source revenue mobilization by subnational governments. This was often a result of lack of political will. Other things being equal, Bank support brought better results where there was consensus around the reform within the country prior to Bank engagement and when the support was combined with incentives for institutional reform at the subnational level. Looking forward, the results of Bank support for decentralization can be strengthened with more timely and coordinated analytical work to underpin it, by better coordinating fragmented sector-by-sector interventions, and by accompanying support for policy reform with technical assistance to strengthen local government capacity
Using training to build capacity for development : an evaluation of the World Bank's project-based and WBI training by Independent Evaluation Group( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 631 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
A decade of action in transport : an evaluation of World Bank assistance to the transport sector, 1995-2005 by World Bank( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 630 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
Climate change and the World Bank Group : phase 1, an evaluation of World Bank win-win energy policy reforms by Kenneth M Chomitz( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 613 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
Improving effectiveness and outcomes for the poor in health, nutrition, and population : an evaluation of World Bank Group support since 1997 by IEG( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 610 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
Financing micro, small, and medium enterprises : an independent evaluation of IFC's experience with financial intermediaries in frontier countries by Independent Evaluation Group( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 597 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 Helena Tang( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 587 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
Debt relief for the poorest : an evaluation update of the HIPC initiative by Shonar Lala( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters by World Bank( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group examined the 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 than preventative measures
Energy efficiency finance : assessing the impact of IFC's China Utility-Based Energy Efficiency Finance Program( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evaluation assesses the performance of IFC's energy efficiency finance program in China aimed at stimulating energy efficiency investments through bank guarantees and technical assistance. The difference made by the program is traced along the chain of interventions: (i) at the level of banks, the program is narrowly based on one of the two partner banks, which, with the help of the program, expanded its energy efficiency lending as a new business line; (ii) at the level of energy management companies, the program's technical assistance improved the program participants' access to finance; and (iii) at the end-user level, it promoted the use of energy efficiency investments that achieved reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The utilization of IFC's program has been rapid compared with other similar programs. The energy efficiency investments supported by the program have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 14 million CO2 tons per year, slightly in excess of the target set at the beginning of the program. However, there is only a weak differentiation in behavior surrounding energy efficiency investment between end users supported by the program and other similar companies that were not. It is important to note that the performance of the program was heavily influenced by the government's policy actions and the earlier efforts of other players: The Chinese government and other players such as the World Bank. The CHUEE program, relying mainly on commercial funding through IFC's guarantees, builds on these efforts
 
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Pakistan : an evaluation of the World Bank's assistance
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World Bank lending for lines of credit : an IEG evaluationIEG review of World Bank assistance for financial sector reformPublic sector reform : what works and why? : an IEG evaluation of World Bank supportFrom schooling access to learning outcomes, an unfinished agenda : an evaluation of World Bank support to primary educationDoing business : an independent evaluation : taking the measure of the World Bank-IFC doing business indicatorsEngaging with fragile states : an IEG review of World Bank support to low-income countries under stressDevelopment results in middle-income countries : an evaluation of the World Bank's supportThe welfare impact of rural electrification : a reassessment of the costs and benefits ; an IEG impact evaluation
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