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About 370 million people live in low-income fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS). The World Bank Group has identified support to FCS as a strategic priority, critical to achieving its mission of poverty alleviation and shared prosperity. Progress is evident, but Bank Group engagement is clearly a long-term agenda with several challenges and constraints yet to be overcome.

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Also See: Fragility and Conflict: Assessing the World Bank Group's Work (Video) | FCS Evaluation Press Release


This evaluation of the World Bank's procurement systems and practices by IEG informs the Bank's ongoing self-assessment of its procurement system and provides suggestions for future directions.

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Climate change is ongoing and serious, and the world needs to adapt. Investments will be needed, but is money the best yardstick of progress? Learn about the latest evaluation and research findings from IEG and from the World Resources Institute experts.

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The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)
is 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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