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The unanticipated spike in international food prices in 2007-08 hit developing countries hard. This evaluation assesses the effectiveness of the Bank Group's response in addressing the impacts of the food crisis.


The IFC introduced the Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) in 2005 to "support the extension of trade finance to under-served clients globally." The program has since expanded rapidly, increasing from $500 million in 2005 to $5 billion in 2012. This evaluation assesses the objectives, design, relevance and effectiveness of the program.

How do IFC and MIGA know how effective they are? This Biennial Report on Operations Evaluation takes stock of the strengths and weaknesses of IFC's and MIGA's development results frameworks, and offers recommendations for improvements.


IEG is conducting a public outreach for its upcoming Evaluation of World Bank Group Support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). We would love to hear your experiences and feedback on our LinkedIn Group - Small and Medium Enterprise Evaluation. Make your voice heard and be part of our evaluation today!

IEG hosted its sixth Evaluation Week March 18 - 21. The purpose of this event is to share knowledge on evaluation best practices and lessons among a variety of audiences. This year featured multiple "how to" learning sessions, panel discussions, debates, and the IEG Good Practice Awards Ceremony. Videos and presentations from the event are now available online.

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Another Working Summer in IEG

While many will be taking time off this summer, IEG will be as busy as ever. During the summer IEG will be working on numerous products and initiatives. Here is a look at what's coming. For additional information, see IEG's 2014 Work Program and Budget.

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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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