What is the role of independent evaluation in an organization like the World Bank Group? How does independent evaluation contribute to the goals and mission of the World Bank Group? In this video blog, I share some thoughts.
Independent evaluation plays an important role to raise issues that other people might not raise. So when you are part of an institution like the World Bank Group, you are very often a part of a culture which tells you very clearly which boats you can rock and which ones you can’t rock; which issues you can raise and which ones you have to accept as simply being part of the system. Independence helps us to look at these issues and report on them where systemic changes are needed.
Watch the video blog for more on my thoughts about why independent evaluation matters in the World Bank Group.
Director General and Senior Vice President, Evaluation, World Bank Group
Caroline Heider joined the Independent Evaluation Group on October 1, 2011. She reports directly to the World Bank Group’s Boards of Executive Directors through the Committee on Development Effectiveness.