IEG’s World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work. The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG’s assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators. This Project Performance Ratings database is the collection of more than 8,000 project assessments covering about 6,000 completed projects, since the unit was originally established in 1967. It is the longest-running development project performance data collection of its kind.