World Bank resource on evaluating capacity development results includes institutional dimension
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World Bank resource on evaluating capacity development results includes institutional dimension

Since the adoption of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, in 2000, capacity development has generated much enthusiasm, though the impact of its practical application appears difficult to measure. Indeed, a number of important studies over the past decade have identified the absence of sufficient indicators and of a conceptual framework as a major obstacle … Continue reading

Beware of cognitive biases and groupthink
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Beware of cognitive biases and groupthink

Have you read the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on the organization’s performance in the lead up to the financial and economic crisis? This report, which was produced by the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office last year, assesses the organization’s surveillance practices over the 2004-2007 period. The evaluation is quite critical, noting that the IMF failed … Continue reading