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Independent Evaluation Group

Independent Evaluation Group 
Innovation is critical for economic growth, but it is also increasingly important for addressing major development challenges.
The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit developing countries hard. The World Bank Group (WBG) organized rapidly for support in the crisis, launching a fast-track program of loans and grants...
The IFC introduced the Global Trade Finance Program in 2005 to "support the extension of trade finance to underserved clients globally." The program has since expanded rapidly...
This Biennial Report on Operations Evaluation is an evaluation of the monitoring and evaluation systems of IFC and MIGA. It takes stock of the strengths and weaknesses of the development results frameworks in place...
A decade ago, the World Bank Group shifted its approach in the forest sector by putting poverty alleviation and sustainable economic development on equal footing with conservation.

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)


Improving World Bank Group Development Results Through Excellence in Evaluation


IEG is charged with evaluating the activities of IBRD and IDA (the World Bank), the work of IFC in private sector development, and MIGA's guarantee projects and services. The Director-General of IEG reports directly to the World Bank Group's Board of Directors. The goals of evaluation are to provide an objective assessment of the results of the Bank Group’s work and to identify and disseminate lessons learned from experience.

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Evaluation of IFC Programs

IEG's evaluation system is designed to accommodate a wide variety of investment operations and technical assistance and advisory services operations. As part of its work, IEG continuously assesses and improves the quality of IFC’s evaluation policies, practices, and instruments to ensure that they remain relevant to evolving corporate and stakeholder success standards and learning needs.


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