World Bank Evaluation Capacity DevelopmentAREC_2002

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2002 Annual Report on Evaluation Capacity Development WORLD BANK OPERATIONS EVALUATION DEPARTMENT EVALUATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is necessary to achieve evidence-based policymaking, management, and accountability these uses make M&E invaluable for the effective management of public expenditures toward poverty reduction. Evaluation capacity development (ECD) aims to achieve sustainable M&E capacities and systems in countries so that they can conduct M&E and utilize its findings. The World Bank is increasing substantially its support for ECD activities, and is now active in 21 countries. 2002 Annual Report on Evaluation Capacity Development THE WORLD BANK OPERATIONS EVALUATION DEPARTMENT Director-General, Operations Evaluation: Gregory K. Ingram Acting Director, Operations Evaluation Department: Nils Fostvedt Manager, Partnership and Knowledge Programs: Osvaldo Feinstein Task Manager: Keith Mackay www.worldbank.org/oed 2002 The World Bank Washington, D.C.
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i Contents Acknowledgments. ................................................................................................... iii Acronyms and Abbreviations. .................................................................................. iv Executive Summary. .................................................................................................. v 1. Introduction . ............................................................................................................ 1 2. Monitoring, Evaluation, and ECD. ........................................................................ 2 How is ECD Undertaken?. .................................................................................................. 3 3. The Bank’s Evolving ECD Strategy . ..................................................................... 5 1993-1994 Bank Task Force on ECD . ............................................................................... 5 The Bank’s Governance Strategy. ...................................................................................... 5 CDF and PRSP Initiatives. .................................................................................................. 6 The Bank’s Approach to M&E and ECD . ......................................................................... 6 Accountability for Development Spending. ....................................................................... 7 4. Stocktaking of ECD Activities. ............................................................................... 9 ECD Activities Under Way with Bank Support. ............................................................... 9 Central Support to Country-Level ECD. .......................................................................... 10 Identification of Bank ECD Activities. ............................................................................ 15 5. Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges. ................................................................ 16 Heightened Priority for ECD . ........................................................................................... 17 Some Issues for Mainstreaming ECD . ............................................................................. 18 (i) What Is Mainstreaming? . ..................................................................................... 18 (ii) Need to Clarify M&E and ECD. .......................................................................... 20 (iii) Inconsistency of Message in Bank Policies and Guidelines on M&E . ............. 20 (iv) ECD Coordination and Knowledge Sharing. ...................................................... 21 (v) Bank Resources to Support M&E and ECD. ...................................................... 22 Future OED Annual Reports on ECD (AREC) . .............................................................. 23 6. Conclusions . ........................................................................................................... 24 Annex A: AREC Methodology . ................................................................................. 25 Annex B: Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD): Definitions, Results Chains, and Performance Indicators. .................................................................... 27 What Does ECD Success Look Like? . ............................................................... 28
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ii How is ECD Undertaken?. ................................................................................... 33 Key Characteristics of ECD. ................................................................................ 34 Annex C: Detailed Stocktaking of Country-Level ECD Activities . ....................... 39 Annex D: OED’s Mandate and Support for ECD . .................................................. 42 Annex E: Note on a Proposed Evaluation Methodology for Future Annual Reports on ECD (ARECs) . ....................................................................... 44 Annex F: Proposed Survey of Bank Country Teams Concerning M&E Systems in PRSP Countries. ........................................................................................ 45 Annex G: Minutes of the Informal Meeting of the Subcommittee on Development Effectiveness. .............................................................................................. 46 Bibliography. ...................................................................................................................... 48 Boxes: 1 OPCS Support for ECD. ....................................................................................... 11 2 OED Support for ECD. ......................................................................................... 12 3 Some Key M&E Training Courses. ...................................................................... 14 B.1 Criteria for High-Quality ECD. ............................................................................ 36 Figures: B.1 Planning, Budgeting, and Management Cycle in Government. ........................... 30 B.2 A Results Chain for ECD . .................................................................................... 37 Tables: B.1 List of Possible ECD Actions at the Country Level. ............................................ 31 B.2 Country Example of a Summary M&E Diagnosis: Uganda - Strategic Issues, Challenges, and Possible Actions. ............................................. 35 B.3 Suggested Performance Indicators for ECD. ........................................................ 38 C.1 Country-Level ECD Activities Under Way with Bank Support . ......................... 39 F.1 Indicative List of Issues for an M&E Survey. ...................................................... 45
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