The truth about independent evaluation

Vinod Thomas, director of independent evaluation at the Asian Development Bank, shares his insight – and the value of external evaluations – from his 10+ years of experience as an independent evaluator.

“The independence of the evaluation has a great value. The self-assessment, the one who did a project has to give the first review of how things went. In an evaluation, the person can start with what do you think, how did you do last year? … But independently, having an assessment on top of that is critical for an organization — some distance, some neutrality, some objectivity.”

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