Publication: Self-evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Group
Independent Evaluation Group
This report presents the self-evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and covers the period from 2005 to the present. The objectives of the evaluation are as: assess IEG's structure and organizational effectiveness; compare the scope and structure of IEG with other development banks, including resource allocation, staffing, and management; assess the effectiveness of IEG in line with applicable existing best practice in multilateral institution; and develop a set of actions that can be taken in the short term, medium term, and longer term. Overall, IEG's organizational systems, reporting structures, and procedures are consistent with the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) good practice standards for independence. However, independence is a precious asset for effective evaluation and is at the heart of its credibility and impartiality. IEG's work is generally viewed as being of good quality, but areas for improvement emerged from the surveys, in particular in relation to processes and the coverage of approach papers. IEG will focus on increasing the impact of evaluation lessons on the World Bank Group. To be an effective catalyst for change, IEG will engage more actively and upstream with Bank Group management and ensure that its findings and recommendations have greater practical validity and application-and ensure at the same time that its independence is not impaired.
“Independent Evaluation Group. 2011. Self-evaluation of the Independent Evaluation Group. © Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16671 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”