Adapting Evaluation in Time of COVID-19
Video | 7 July 2020
- COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for more and better data both to protect public health but also to mitigate and manage the wide-ranging socioeconomic implications of the crisis.
- Marvin Taylor-Dormond, ADB: Accountability and learning are critical, irrespective of the circumstances whether in normal or crisis times, and we should be there as evaluators.
- Alison Evans, IEG: The lasting change that we need is for results and learning system to be agile to support rapid problem solving by integrating lessons from experience into operations, shortening the feedback loops and ensuring evaluation systems and tools adapt accordingly.
Evaluation HEAD-lines is an interview series produced by the Independent Evaluation at Asian Development Bank where we speak with heads of independent evaluation to understand how they are adapting their evaluations to remain relevant in times of COVID-19 crisis. In this edition of Evaluation HEAD-lines, Independent Evaluation Group's Alison Evans and Independent Evaluation at ADB's Marvin Taylor-Dormond discuss how their respective departments are adapting their workplan to support their institutions respond effectively to the COVID-19 crisis. Interviews by IED's Saleha Waseem.