A new IEG report highlights persistent concerns with the World Bank’s monitoring and evaluation systems and ‘sluggish’ management response, and raises questions about the effectiveness of the Bank’s integration of gender within its operations.
A review of the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships by the Independent Evaluation Group reveals a lack of proven poverty impacts.
Understanding the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, including how it works and how civil society can input into its evaluations.
A letter from civil society in response to the IFC's lesson learned briefing
The Bank is launching a review of the controversial Program-for-Results instrument which was approved in early 2012.
Since 2005 the International Finance Corporation (IFC, the Bank’s private sector arm) has used the Development Outcome Tracking System (DOTS) to track the development impact of all its investments and advisory work
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) announces new evaluation on the IMF's response to the global financial crisis
In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.
The World Bank, in conjunction with the G20, is reinvigorating its infrastructure focus, paying particular attention to leveraging resources from the private sector and investing in fragile and conflict affected states. It announced a return to big hydropower projects, despite continued concerns about projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Uganda.
The second external evaluation of the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), discussed by the IMF board end March, evaluated how well the IEO has met its institutional mandate since 2006.