Independent Evaluation Group Review

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank issued a Review—in 2010—of the March 2008 GWP Joint Donor External Evaluation (also called the “Independent Evaluation of GWP”) that was conducted by GWP’s Financial Partners at the end of the 2004 to 2008 Strategy Period.

GWP’s 2009-2013 Strategy was completed at the end of 2008, building on 12 years of experience and drawing on the lessons learned from the Joint Donor External Evaluation, with active participation across the Network. GWP strongly endorsed the key recommendations for GWP to "re-energize, re-strategize and re-organize." The new Strategy was endorsed by the GWP Financial Partners.

IEG’s Review of the 2008 Joint Donor External Evaluation was not solicited and came well into the second implementation year (2010) of the GWP Strategy for 2009-2013. The changes we made in response to the 2008 External Evaluation are beginning to bear fruit. Our 2009 Annual Report tells stories of progress in fulfilling our mission across the Partnership. The timing of the IEG review, in combination with its outdated focus, makes it of very limited value to anyone.

The lessons in the IEG Review with comments by GWP can be found here.