By Arturo J. Galindo y Tracy Betts For those of us working in the field of international development, it’s more and more critical to understand what works, what doesn’t work, and why to be able to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of what we do. That’s the reason why it is of utmost importance for a multilateral organization such as the Inter-American … [Read more...] about How to measure the effectiveness of development projects?
Measuring our performance
by Erin Bautista and Tracy Betts. Each year, international development institutions channel billions of dollars into development projects around the world. Is the money well spent? Does it produce the desired results? While many development providers publish project details through their own websites and reports, finding consolidated information on which … [Read more...] about Data transparency as a development effectiveness tool
by Patricia Yañez-Pagans Ninety percent of deaths and injuries from road accidents happen in low- and middle-income countries, where direct and indirect costs are close to $100 billion a year. [su_quote] Friday evening, Juan was driving home. It was raining and he was tired. That week was rough: too much work, few free hours, and little sleep. But finally, it … [Read more...] about Are we effective at saving lives on the roads?
by IDB Group private sector specialists* The IDB Group applies a variety of tools while projects are being designed and implemented to ensure the beneficial social and environmental impacts of their projects with private sector clients. Nowadays, many firms are realizing that pursuing business objectives and achieving social and environmental impact are mutually … [Read more...] about What does the IDB Group do to improve the environmental and social impact of private investment?
With over 3,743 investment projects approved during the last 5 years in Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest and oldest multilateral lender in the region. In order to address pressing development challenges within the 26 borrowing member countries, the IDB has invested billions in project design, implementation, and evaluation. As a result … [Read more...] about UC Berkeley and IDB partner to improve impact evaluation of projects