The Resource World Bank Group impact evaluations : relevance and effectiveness

World Bank Group impact evaluations : relevance and effectiveness

Label
World Bank Group impact evaluations : relevance and effectiveness
Title
World Bank Group impact evaluations
Title remainder
relevance and effectiveness
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Impact evaluation has grown more popular as a method for identifying the causal links between interventions and outcomes. These kind of evaluations assess changes that can be attributed to a particular intervention. Both innovations in statistical methods and the demand for evaluations that can measure such development results are increasing. The World Bank Group is the largest producer of impact evaluations among all development institutions. Thus, IEG has evaluated the relevance, quality, and influence of World Bank and IFC impact evaluations. IEG finds that the World Bank Group portfolio of impact evaluations is largely aligned with sector strategies and project objectives. Selection and coordination of impact evaluations has been improving. Most World Bank impact evaluations meet either medium or high quality standards, and about half of IFC impact evaluations did. Issues related to funding, staff capacity, and incentives, however, constrain the scope and coverage of impact evaluations in the Bank Group. IEG makes five recommendations to strengthen the Bank Group's impact evaluation efforts, revolving around consistency, coordination, quality standards, and ensuring operational relevance. Both development and evaluation professionals will find valuable lessons in this evaluation. There are real benefits from impact evaluations, including their influence on development practices through contributions to project assessment and design of future projects. Thus, development practitioners engaged in designing projects, evaluators interestedin using similar methodology, and the general evaluation community will be able to use the lessons IEG sets out in this report
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
332.1/532
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3881.5.W57
LC item number
W69127 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Independent Evaluation Group Studies
Label
World Bank Group impact evaluations : relevance and effectiveness
Publication
Note
  • "June 2012."
  • "This study was prepared by a team led by Javier Baez and Izlem Yenice."--Page ix
  • Title viewed from resource March 22, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; OVERVIEW; MANAGEMENT RESPONSE; CHAIRPERSON'S SUMMARY: COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. INTRODUCTION; What Is Impact Evaluation?; BOXES; Box 1.1. Use of the Term "Impact" within the Impact Evaluation Community; Evaluation Objective, Scope, and Framework; FIGURES; Figure 1.1. Process Chain from Impact Evaluation Initiation to Uptake; Building Blocks of the Evaluation; TABLES; Table 1.1. Desk Review of World Bank Group Impact Evaluations; Notes; References; 2. IMPACT EVALUATIONS AT THE WORLD BANK GROUP
  • Figure 2.1. Impact Evaluations in the M & E SystemInstitutional Efforts to Facilitate Production of Impact Evaluations; Box 2.1. Thematic Impact Evaluation Programs and the Programmatic Model; Box 2.2. Africa Impact Evaluation Initiative; Box 2.3. IFC's Advisory Services and Related Impact Evaluation: Supervisory Skills Training in the Cambodian Garment Industry; Production of World Bank Group Impact Evaluations; Figure 2.2. Impact Evaluations at the World Bank by Initiation Year; Thematic and Regional Distribution of World Bank Group Impact Evaluations
  • Figure 2.3. Current Lending Portfolio with Impact Evaluations at the World Bank by Sector Board and Fiscal YearFigure 2.4. Impact Evaluations at the World Bank by Type of Thematic Program and Initiation Year; Figure 2.5. IFC Impact Evaluations of Advisory Services by Business Line; Figure 2.6. Impact Evaluations at the World Bank across Regions; World Bank Group Impact Evaluation Methods; Figure 2.7. Impact Evaluations at the World Bank Using Experimental versus Quasi-Experimental Design by Initiation Year; Stakeholder Involvement in World Bank Group Impact Evaluations
  • Figure 2.8. Prevalence of Methodologies Used in World Bank Group Impact EvaluationsFigure 2.9. Actors Initiating World Bank Impact Evaluations by Initiation Year; Costs and Funding Mechanisms for World Bank Group Impact Evaluations; Table 2.1. Affiliation of Authors of World Bank Group Impact Evaluations; Box 2.4. Spanish Trust Fund for Impact Evaluations as a Dedicated Trust Fund for Impact Evaluations; Table 2.2. Cost of World Bank Impact Evaluation as Proportion of Cost of the Intervention Being Evaluated; Figure 2.10. Funding Sources for World Bank Impact Evaluations by Initiation Year
  • NotesReferences; 3. RELEVANCE OF WORLD BANK GROUP IMPACT EVALUATIONS; Relevance of Impact Evaluations to Operational Needs; Relevance of Impact Evaluations to Institutional Strategies; Figure 3.1. Distribution of Impact Evaluations within Sector and Business Line Strategies; Figure 3.2. Sector Distribution of All World Bank Lending Operations versus Those Operations with Impact Evaluations; Relevance of Impact Evaluations for Knowledge Generation; Factors Affecting Scope and Relevance of World Bank Group Impact Evaluations; Box 3.1. Relevance to Operational Needs versus Knowledge Generation
Control code
ocn830028572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xl, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821397183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1596/978-0-8213-9717-6
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)830028572
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