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World Bank Progress in Harmonization and Alignment in Low-Income Countries 

A series of global initiatives have been launched over the last decade by the international community to accelerate progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals. These initiatives entailed commitments to provide more aid and efforts to strengthen aid effectiveness. They culminated in the Paris Declaration of 2005, which formalized five principles of aid effectiveness. This evaluation addresses Bank efforts in advancing two of the Paris Declaration principles-harmonization and alignment. 

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IEG has a small but growing work program on impact evaluation that includes ex post impact evaluations, systematic reviews of impact evaluation literature, and assessments of the relevance and effectiveness of impact evaluations on work in the World Bank Group. 


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As part of its dissemination of the World Bank Country-Level Engagement on Governance and Anticorruption (GAC) evaluation, IEG has disclosed its entire data set of results from its desk review of GAC elements in Bank projects and country programs. Disaggregated data include peer-reviewed responses for all the questions addressed by evaluators in each of the projects and country programs in the evaluation sample. These data provide the basis for the econometric analysis of the GAC responsiveness of Bank operations before and after the launch of the 2007 strategy. 


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IEG welcomes your knowledge for ongoing evaluations on Youth Employment, Afghanistan, and Sustainable Forest Management
IEG is conducting public consultations through social media channels for three of its major ongoing evaluation studies, inviting anyone to contribute their thoughts and experiences. We hope to make the evaluative process transparent and participatory, gather additional information, and increase their impact and reach across the globe.
We invite you to send your feedback and share your knowledge on Youth Employment, on Afghanistan, and on Sustainable Forest Management. All feedback is welcome!

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s 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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