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The World Bank Group's Response to the Global Economic Crisis: Phase II 

The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 led to a sharp reduction of growth worldwide with an increase in millions of poor persons. The World Bank Group responded with an unprecedented expansion of support that included the majority of countries suffering high levels of stress. The bulk of crisis support focused on moderately affected countries. Because of its unprecedented support, largely through traditional rather than crisis specific instruments, the World Bank now has constrained headroom for future crisis response should it become necessary.
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VisitIEG' s Financial Crisis topic page for more resources. 


This new IEG report, a review of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank's engagement with the Global Fund is based on the Five-Year Evaluation of the Global Fund, which was commissioned by the Global Fund and completed in May 2009. The review assesses the independence and quality of that evaluation, validates its major findings, and reviews the extent and nature of the World Bank's engagement with the Global Fund at the global and country levels since the Global Fund was founded.
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IEG annually reviews a number of global and regional partnership programs in which the World Bank Group is a partner, in accordance with a mandate from the Bank's Executive Board in September 2004. The three main purposes are (a) to help improve the relevance and the effectiveness of the programs being reviewed, (b) to identify and disseminate lessons of broader application to other programs, and (c) to contribute to the development of standards, guidelines, and good practices for evaluating global and regional partnership programs.

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IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work.  The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG's assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators. This Project Performance Ratings database is the collection of more than 8,000 project assessments covering about 6,000 completed projects, since the unit was originally established in 1967.  It is the longest-running development project performance data collection of its kind.

To browse IEG's project performance ratings, click here.

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!

The Matrix at Work:  An Evaluation of the World Bank's Organizational Effectiveness

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About The Independent Evaluation Group
The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)
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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