Series - Records of the Directors-General, Operations Evaluation, Regarding the Evaluation Capacity Development Program

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WB IBRD/IDA OPE-13-09

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Records of the Directors-General, Operations Evaluation, Regarding the Evaluation Capacity Development Program

Date(s)

  • 1979 - 1997 (predominant 1987 - 1997) (Creation)

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6.25 linear feet of textual records

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Scope and content

This series contains correspondence and other documents regarding: the development of monitoring and evaluation systems in member countries; the evaluation of specific Bank-funded projects; and the formal Evaluation Capability Development Program (ECDP), which was established in OED in 1987 and was renamed the Evaluation Capacity Development Program in 1993. The main tasks of ECDP were to: strengthen networks of evaluators in developing countries; assess countries' interest in evaluation and their evaluation capacity-building requirements; organize evaluation seminars and workshops; provide short-term training within OED for client staff; and organize pilot programs in a small number of countries. The files generally contain: correspondence; reports from evaluation missions; Terms of Reference for special studies or missions regarding project evaluations; studies, reports, and articles regarding ex-post evaluations or evaluation capabilities; agenda and other planning documents for monitoring and evaluation seminars and workshops; and schedules and other records regarding visits of staff from client countries to OED for monitoring and evaluation training. Of special note is the extensive documentation filed under India: Narmada which OED compiled while working on an evaluation of the Narmada project. Most of the correspondence in the series is with the Director-General or with Robert van der Lugt and Pablo Guerrero, the two special advisors who coordinated ECDP within OED.

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Accruals are not expected.

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Original file arrangement has been maintained. Files arranged by name of country and thereunder chronologically.

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Conditions governing access

Records are subject to the Internal Evaluation Group's Access to Information Policy.

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Records are subject to the Copyright Policy of the World Bank Group.

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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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  • See Records of the Operations Evaluation Department -- Special Evaluation Studies -- Agriculture and Human Development Division (OEDD1) special evaluation studies working files (WB IBRD/IDA OPE 09-02) for related units of description and additional information regarding the Narmada project.

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Internal World Bank Group Archives rules based on ISAD(G).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

4 October 2006, 13 June 2008, 16 September 2009

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