- @IMFNews IEO Charles Collyns: IMF Managing Director said the COVID 19 crisis is like no other. Although it’s a crisis like no others there are still lessons to be drawn from past global crisis, for example the global financial crisis.
- @CABEI_Org Jose Deras: One of the early lessons for us was the possibility and the opportunity of the evaluation office to support the quality @CABEI_Org operations. We created a specific evaluation framework that is able to capture what the policy-based loans do.
- @IMFNews IEO Charles Collyns: Recovery from the COVID 19 crisis will be very challenging. It will be slow and there will be reversals. There will be a need for IMF to find ways to provide external financing to these countries when the major central banks start to unwind.
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, Charles Collyns, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Jose Efrain Deras, Chief of the Evaluation Office at Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) talks about some early evaluation lessons that countries and development institutions can adapt in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interview by IED's Saleha Waseem.