World Bank Applauded for Publishing Project Evaluation Dataset

AidData has lauded a decision by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group to release a dataset containing evaluations for nearly 10,000 bank-funded projects since the early 1960s.

This dataset, according to AidData, offers researchers a unique opportunity to look at determinants for successful project implementation. It features indicators on the extent to which a project’s major objectives were attained, the World Bank-ensured quality at the start of the operation, the bank-supported effective implementation through appropriate supervision, and the borrower-guaranteed quality of preparation and implementation and adhered to agreements, as well as measures for the quality of monitoring and evaluation design, implementation and use.

“The World Bank’s IEG should be commended for placing these data in the public domain,” AidData said Nov. 2 in a blog. “We are not aware of any other donor that has published such comprehensive project implementation and evaluation data.”

AidData is a joint initiative of the Development Gateway, the College of William & Mary and Brigham Young University to promote dissemination, analysis and understanding of development finance information.

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