Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Governments, international partners and civil society need to know how policies and programs shape the lives of people today and in future generations. Given this, EvalPartners is facilitating a global dialogue among regional and national evaluation actors, evaluation offices of International Organizations, including UN agencies and the World Bank’s IEG, OECD/DAC and developing countries, private… Read More Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation #EvalYear

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule of law? Do elites or… Read More Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid Eurodad Publication by Carlos Villota, September 2012 “Public and political pressure on budget allocations, coupled with the genuine need to make aid more effective to tackle the global poverty crisis, have resulted in a renewed focus on results. Several donors are promoting the use… Read More Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid | Eurodad

The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

The Independent Evaluation Group’s evaluation, Assessing IFC’s Poverty Focus and Results, aimed to contribute to the enhancement of IFC’s poverty focus and its effectiveness for greater poverty impact. Findings from field studies included in the report illustrate that success, or lack thereof, is a result of the manner in which each project addressed the fulfillment… Read More The Private Sector and Poverty Reduction | World Bank IEG

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… Read More IEG’s World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation

Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation | News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/jeff-sachs-the-millennium-villages-project-and-misconceptions-about-impact-evaluation News that another $72 million has been committed for a second stage of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) has led to another round of critical discussion as to what can be… Read More Jeff Sachs, the Millennium Villages Project, and Misconceptions about Impact Evaluation