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The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs.

This report provides operational guidance to World Bank project teams considering including nutrition objectives in projects. It is intended for non-technical staff to support their clients’ efforts to enhance the nutritional impact of World Bank country investments. The report provides practical advice to design and implement nutrition interventions in future operations based on a review of past successful and less successful attempts.
 
Malnutrition is a driver of poverty. Reducing malnutrition is essential to achieving the World Bank’s goals of eliminating extreme poverty and enhancing shared prosperity. This compendium offers practical information on how to plan, implement, and monitor incentivized operations for improving nutrition results for World Bank client countries.

The sixth Annual Results and Impact Evaluation Workshop for Results-Based Financing (RBF) was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from September 18 to September 23 2016. Hosted by the Gov-ernment of Zimbabwe, it gathered 130 RBF practitioners implementing HRITF-funded RBF programs and impact evaluations (IE) in 26 countries – from Argentina to the Kyrgyz Re-public to Zimbabwe.

The Heath Results Innovation Trust Fund (HRITF) learning portfolio is comprised of impact evaluations, program assessments and enhanced program assessments. It also encompasses additional learning activities, learning from RBF implementation (LFRI) case studies which focus on learning from and during program implementation, analysis of administrative data, and analytical products which aim to learn on specific aspects of RBF through knowledge and analytical types of products.

This report offers practical guidance on translating new financing modalities from proposal to practice.

Part I of the report offers a conceptual framework that explains why traditional grantmaking often gets the incentives wrong, why that matters, and how next generation financing models might offer a way for the Global Fund and other health funders to increase the value for money of their investments. 

The following resources will help to prepare for the RBF webinar, better understand the principles of RBF and improve the webinar expience.

Results-Based Financing for Health webinar is a video course that consists of four video modules. Each module discusses different aspects of RBF, by providing deep country context and sharing valuable country lessons learned from the implementation of RBF.

Module 4 of the RBF webinar summarizes the course, shares some lessons learned on RBF design and explains how countries can learn from each other’s RBF experience.

Module 3 of the RBF webinar shares how different RBF approaches work in countries as diverse as Argentina, Mexico and Rwanda. It also shares their results from impact evaluations.

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