- @EIB’s Jan Willem van der Kaaij: We are preparing to conduct a rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 to help EIB take stock of the first result of its interventions and how we can further increase the impact of these interventions.
- @EIB’s Jan Willem van der Kaaij: It is becoming clear that the COVID-19 crisis will take longer than expected. This will further delay a return to normal situation. And it can even create a new normalcy under which we have to work and live for longer periods.
- @EIB’s Sabine Bernabè: The crisis is really opening up new horizons and creating some new opportunities for evaluation functions. We should play an even stronger and develop our role in terms of learning, in terms of bringing timely evaluative evidence into decision-making.
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, Jan Willem van der Kaaij, Inspector General and Sabine Bernabè, Head of Operations Evaluation Unit of the European Investment Bank (EIB) talk about how the EU and EIB are responding to the coronavirus crisis, how EIB’s evaluation division is supporting the Bank during this time, the crucial role of evaluations in this context and how the crisis is opening up new horizons for evaluation functions. Interview by IED's Saleha Waseem.