Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)

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"The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group. Our work provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group deliver better services and results to its clients. We do so by generating lessons from past experience and accountability to shareholders and stakeholders at large. IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board." (IEG)

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  • The Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank (IEG), the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), and EvalYouth announce a call for papers on the topic of culturally responsive evaluation in countries in the majority world. This call is open to emerging evaluators who are interested in exploring this critical topic in evaluation practice. The deadline for submission was December 31, 2023.  Competition is now closed
  • This guide, produced by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group, aims to provide the reader with an accessible reference to evaluation approaches and methods used in international development contexts.
  • The IEG Methods Papers Series provides guidance on evaluation methods used by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). These papers feature qualitative, quantitative, and multi-method research methods to enhance the reliability and validity of development evaluations, targeting evaluators, practitioners, and interested parties in international development. There is a focus on exploring innovative methodologies and sharing lessons learned.
  • A recent essay competition, jointly hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), and EvalYouth, invited emerging evaluators to propose solutions for closing the gap between global and local knowledge. The submitted essays were assessed by four judges. They have been reflecting on the ideas presented in the essays. This blog presents reflections by Dr Mercy Fanadzo.
  • This blog was written by Alice Macfarlan and Claudia Olavarria, with input from colleagues at the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI). A recent essay competition for young and emerging evaluators (YEEs), jointly hosted by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), and EvalYouth, invited emerging evaluators to propose solutions for closing the gap between global and local knowledge.
  • Evaluations are more effective when they consider the cultural context of the country or region where the project or programme was focused.