- @adbevaluation Saleha Waseem: In times of crisis there is a premium on immediate results. With all hands on deck, those designing the support to countries against COVID-19 and those examining the effectiveness of this support need to engage to help improve the results.
- @ivory_yong: Independent evaluation has a key role to play in our development institutions. It looks at the relevancy and effectiveness of our interventions. These are equally important during times of crises.
- @BSTDB Todor Dimitrov: The evaluation function should be opportunistic with a purpose - it should quickly adapt and respond to the multiple emerging needs of providing short-term advise and lessons learned.
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, Ivory Yong-Prötzel Director of the Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Todor Dimitrov, Head of the Independent Office of Evaluation, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) talks about how independent evaluation units should engage with operations while maintaining their independence. Interviews by IED's Saleha Waseem.