Original GPS Documents

Original Good Practice Standards

Following is a list of ECG good practice standards covering different categories of evaluations carried out by multilateral development banks (MDBs). These individual documents were produced by the ECG over the years, and have been consolidated into a living online product called the Good Practice Standards (GPS) Big Book.

Country strategy and program evaluations (CSPEs) seek to describe and explain the performance of an MDB at the country level. They question whether the country program did the right things, in terms of whether the design and its implementation were right for the circumstances of the country.
Good Practice Standards on Independence of International Financial Institutions' Central Evaluation Departments
This fourth edition of the GPS on the Evaluation of Private Sector Operations builds and improves upon previous GPS. It reflects on the evolution of evaluation practices and the scope of investment operations undertaken by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). It also takes into account feedback from previous benchmarking exercises, was well as the experiences of members in implementing the existing set of standards.
ECG's Good Practice Standards for the Evaluation of Public Sector Operations aim mainly to: (i) establish standards for the evaluation of interventions made by international financial institutions (IFIs) that meet good evaluation practices generally accepted in the evaluation literature and backed by the experience of ECG members; and (ii) facilitate the comparison of evaluation results across ECG members, including the presentation of results in a common language.
ECG's Good Practice Standards for the Evaluation of Public Sector Operations aim mainly to: (i) establish standards for the evaluation of interventions made by international financial institutions (IFIs) that meet good evaluation practices generally accepted in the evaluation literature and backed by the experience of ECG members; and (ii) facilitate the comparison of evaluation results across ECG members, including the presentation of results in a common language.
This fourth edition of the GPS on the Evaluation of Private Sector Operations builds and improves upon previous GPS. It reflects on the evolution of evaluation practices and the scope of investment operations undertaken by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). It also takes into account feedback from previous benchmarking exercises, was well as the experiences of members in implementing the existing set of standards.
Country strategy and program evaluations (CSPEs) seek to describe and explain the performance of an MDB at the country level. They question whether the country program did the right things, in terms of whether the design and its implementation were right for the circumstances of the country.
Good Practice Standards on Independence of International Financial Institutions' Central Evaluation Departments

Letter from ECG Chair to the Presidents and Chairs of the independent evaluation office oversight committees of MDBs on the importance of ensuring the independence of these offices - dated 4 September 2007